🍎 Today’s Health Tip ~ Eat Like a Bird – Munch on Nuts & Seeds

Nuts Are a Nutritional Winner

Nuts and seeds are a rich source of plant protein, have plenty of dietary fiber, and are high in heart-healthy mono-and polyunsaturated fats (including plant omega-3 fatty acids) and low in saturated fats. They also contain many vitamins and minerals (such as vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and manganese) and a collection of plant chemicals with potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Try these tips to capitalize on the health benefits of nuts and seeds:

    • Choose nuts and seeds in place of less healthful options, like processed foods made with refined grains
    • Aim for a small palmful of nuts/seeds or a tablespoon of nut butter five days a week
    • Choose unsalted nuts and seeds and skip the sugary coatings.

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