A new study from the New England Journal of Medicine has shown that people who frequently ate nuts were less likely to die of heart disease, COPD and cancer. Compared to non-nut eaters, people who ate nuts 5 times per week were 29 percent less likely to die of heart disease, 24 percent less likely to die of a respiratory condition and 11% less likely to die of cancer. Furthermore, the more nuts consumed, the greater the benefit AND the study showed the people who ate more nuts are less likely to put on weight.
Put a bag of mixed nuts in your car or in your desk to have quick access to a satisfying, health promoting, disease preventing snack.
To read the full article visit:
New England Journal of Medicine, online November 20, 2013.
Fool-Proof, Heart Healthy Trail Mix
Makes 4 cups
Half cup of each:
- Raw, organic almonds
- Raw, organic cashews
- Raw, organic walnut pieces
- Raw, organic, shelled pistachios
- Raw, organic sunflower seeds
- Organic, unsweetened dried cranberries
- Organic goji berries
- Organic, dried coconut shreds (you can use toasted coconut shreds if you would like more sweetness)
Put into a bowl and stir mix well. Distribute into smaller bags or containers to have in your car, desk, purse or briefcase. Enjoy!