Get Nuts About Nuts!
Nuts have gotten a bad rap in the past, but nutritionists have discovered the many benefits that eating nuts in moderation has many health benefits.
- Great Source of Fiber
The fiber content of nuts will help you feel fuller and not tempted to reach for unhealthy snacks. Fiber also keeps the digestive system regular.
- Cures the Crave for Crunch
Many of us enjoy snacking on chips and junk foods because we enjoy the “crunch”. Eat a handful of nuts instead for a more nutritional choice.
- Revs Up Metabolism
Eating nuts in addition to exercise will increase metabolism, therefore helping you to lose pounds.
- High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
The Omega-3 content in nuts has many benefits, including heart and brain health, relieving inflammation, and also helps depression.
This delicious Almond Granola recipe is a perfect breakfast that includes fruit and plenty of nutrients.
Cranberry Almond Granola
4 cups regular oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup raisins
In a large bowl, combine oats, almonds, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.
In a medium saucepan, combine honey, molasses, water, and oil. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, then pour over oat mixture, stirring well to coat.
Spread mixture evenly onto a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 325° for 40 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Stir in cranberries and raisins.
Cool completely. Store in an airtight container to keep fresh.