Thursday, March 26, 2009

Go Nuts!

Don't be thrown off by the high calorie and fat content of nuts. Research shows that nuts play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy physique. Nuts help suppress hunger because they are difficult to absorb during digestion. People who consume about a handful of nuts a day are actually found to be thinner than those who do not.

Most nuts, particularly almonds and walnuts, contain most omega-3 fatty acids which help reduce cholesterol and have been shown to improve mood and fight cancer. Walnuts also contain the antioxidant melatonin which helps to regulate sleep.

Throw a mixture of (unsalted) nuts for a great afternoon snack. I will also add some raisins which increase blood sugar preventing fatigue and giving you the caffeine-free boost of energy you need to get hrough the 4 o’clock slump.

1 comment:

  1. Jess,

    Eric here. Nice blog. Here are some of the links that I mentioned last night.

    My blog:

    Mark Sisson's nutrition blog, which is pretty much the bible for the triathlete community:

    CrossFit, the best exercise program around:

    I'm at



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