Sunday, April 20, 2014

Go Nuts

Munchies killing your gym efforts? Is your stomach growling in between classes, but don't want junk food? Try going nuts! Yep, those crunchy, fat-laden bites can do wonders for your health in small doses while curbing your appetite.


Some quick facts about a few of the healthiest ones! Then, grab a few!

Disclaimer
This post pertains only to individuals who have no food, no nut, and no other serious and/or life threatening allergies.  

(Adapted from Muscle & Fitness Hers magazine)

Almonds

natural appetite suppressant
stops thinking about food
curbs the craving
anti-inflammatory
lowers cholesterol

  • 164 kcal
  • 6 g protein
  • 6 g carbs
  • 14 g fat
  1. use in salads
  2. snack between meals
  3. Great toasted!

Walnuts

anti-inflammatory properties
counter premature aging
preserve brain functioning
high anti-oxidants

  • 185 kcal
  • 4 g protein
  • 4 g carbs
  • 18 g fat
  1. Add to salads
  2. Make pesto with walnuts instead of expensive pine nuts
  3. Great in pasta dishes for added crunch
  4. Keep a bag with you for snacking on-the-go.

Pistachios

loaded with anti-oxidants
lower "bad"cholesterol
slows you down
related to the cashew

  • 159 kcal
  • 6 g protein
  • 8 g carbs
  • 13 g fat
  1. Add to fruit salad
  2. Add to yoghurt
  3. Perfect on their own without anything else

Go Nuts iPhone5 Case

Go (Other) Nuts

Macadamia Nuts
Cashews
Peanuts
Hazelnuts
Pecans