Ahhh, Nuts!!

Healthy eating isn’t a goal, it’s a way of living. Anonymous

Tomorrow is National Nut Day. Yep, it’s a thing. For most of us, nuts are a terrific addition to our healthy eating regime. I keep bags of almonds, walnuts, and pecans in my freezer all the time (bulk buying is much more economical). However, to some (like my granddaughter, Tuscany) nuts are deadly. Those who have severe nut allergies have to carry epipens and be prepared at all times for an accidental nut encounter. Please be respectful of those with allergies. 

For those who can eat them, here’s what’s good about nuts: 

  1. Nuts are high in fat, low in carbs, and a great source of several nutrients, including vitamin E, magnesium, and selenium.
  2. Nuts contain antioxidants known as polyphenols, which may protect your cells  from damage caused by free radicals.
  3. Research suggest that nuts may reduce inflammation, especially in people with diabetes, kidney disease, and other serious health conditions.
  4. Many nuts are high in fiber, which can reduce disease risk, help keep you full, decrease calorie absorption, and improve gut health. 

Affirmation: I eat healthy nuts every day. Occasionally I will also act like a nut!

Coaching questions: Are nuts part of your healthy eating plan? If not, give them a try. 

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Photo by Maksim Shutov on Unsplash

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