🥣 MIDMORNING SNACK🥣
About three hours after you eat your yummy breakfast, grab a healthy snack. By eating every three hours, blood sugar levels will be more consistent and the body’s metabolism will remain in a heightened state.
Prepare your snacks in advance to make them easy to grab-and-go. If you have a snack on hand, you are less likely to turn to something sugary and processed that will make you feel sluggish while hindering your new healthy habits.
Let’s look at some different nut options for your trail mix.
ALMONDS lower cholesterol and are a good source of the minerals zinc, magnesium, and potassium. They are rich in antioxidant vitamin E, which supports the brain, the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and helps keep skin healthy. Their high fiber content helps regulate blood sugar levels.
CASHEWS contain lots of minerals, making them great for healthy bones and also helping with the formulation of collagen, essential for healthy skin and body tissue. They contain healthy fats that help protect against heart disease and cancer.
PISTACHIO NUTS contain the two anti-inflammatories beta-carotene and the compound oleanolic acid, as well as phytosterols, a type of anti-inflammatory plant hormone associated with improved immune function.
WALNUTS are a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid. ALA helps lower “unhealthy” (LDL) cholesterol levels and keeps arteries healthy. They also contain the antioxidants ellagic acid and a mix of tocopherols including alpha, delta, and gamma tocopherol, which help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Mix these nuts in any ratio to your liking and then top them off with the powerhouse super fruit, dried NINGXIA WOLFBERRIES. NingXia Wolfberries add a bit of sweetness to each bite. They also add even more antioxidants and support healthy muscles, vision, and neurological system. They also support a healthy metabolic system which is important in the production of energy and oxygen being carried by red blood cells.
Do NOT, I repeat, DO NOT forget to add these awesome dried berries to your snack to make it colorful, yummy, and healthy!
* What is your snack of choice for traveling?