Including nuts in you diet is a great idea. Not only are they power packed with power, energy and nutrition, they are also delicious and convenient to carry around as well. They are known to be packed with the best polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, proteins and fiber, that help in a number of ways including, curbing your appetite, ensuring regular bowel movements and they also help maintain healthy gut bacteria.
Simply including 30g of nuts in your diet can reduce your risk of chronic disease such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart attack. Do you need more reason to include these super foods in your diet? So, go nuts!!
Here are a few ideas as to how you can include these delicious treats in your diet!
Spread It Around
Make nut butter. It’s easy and it can last you a long time. Once made, you can use it as part of smoothies, use it as salad dressing and even use it as a spread for a power packed breakfast.
It’s so easy. All you have to do is process dehydrated or soaked nuts in a high speed processor until you have a creamy and smooth paste. You could add in a touch of oil to get the consistency you crave and it helps make subtle the overpowering flavor of the nuts too. Store it in an air tight container and you are set for a healthy life.
Add Some Crunch
You could simply use nuts to add that extra crunch to everyday meals as well. Add a few to your salad. They will simply increase the fiber as well as protein content to make your meal more textural as well as delicious. You could go ahead and use nuts like pecans, pine nuts and walnuts, all of which make a perfect match along side leafy greens.
Pamper Your Sweet Tooth
Make some yummy granola bars at home and eat them in between meals to curb those unwanted cravings. You could blend together nuts such as figs, dates, cranberries along with some raw nuts for what are known as bliss balls or create granola bars with nuts, fresh dates and oats.
Make nut cheese, it’s exciting, refreshing and so easy to make. A lot of people are going ga-ga over cashew nut cheese today. Pre soak some raw cashews and once they are soft, add some nutritional yeast flakes, lemon juice and other seasonings as per your taste, like pepper, sea salt, garlic or mixed herbs. You can have them with crackers, use it as a cheesy dip and also have it with vegetables.
Including nuts in to your diet is indeed easy. So, go ahead and get in touch with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist to learn how you can find more ways to do so. Also, speak with a Homeopath to learn how nuts can help you find a natural way to good health.