Snacking can be the root of all evil. I snack when I’m bored, I snack when I’m doing homework, I snack when I’m not hungry, I snack ALL the time! When you’re on a diet, just trying to eat healthy, or working out a lot, snacking can ruin all your hard effort. Luckily, there are a few foods that are perfectly healthy to snack on. There are a variety of nuts that are great for your body and have a handful of health benefits. Keep on reading to find out what you should chow down on for your next snack!
All nuts are pretty equal when it comes to calories. Although the fat content is high in nuts, it contains the healthy fat that your body needs. A serving size can typically be measured by a handful and will fill you up. For the healthiest option, avoid nuts that have been roasted in oil. Instead, eat them raw or dry-roasted. A few of my favorite nuts are almonds, peanuts, and pistachios. They’re so great for a snack on-the-go or paired with a sandwich for lunch!
All nuts contain different vitamins and nutrients that are great for your skin, heart, and overall health. Almonds contain vitamin E, which is known to help improve the appearance of your skin. It is also a heart healthy nut. Listen up ladies, pistachios are known to keep hormones in check when you’re on your period! They also contain fiber and potassium. Other healthy nuts include walnuts, cashews, and macadamia nuts.
Next time you need something to snack on, reach for a handful of nuts! Your body and stomach will thank you for it!