SNACKS

While nuts in general can be great healthy snacks (don’t get sugar coated or any other covering on your nuts), these are easily abused and too many can be eaten. If you follow our plans, you should have limited desire to eat any snacks.

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Brazil nuts

Brazil nuts are known as the food with the highest selenium content. Selenium is a mineral high in antioxidant properties and is important to immune health, metabolism and reproduction. Brazil nuts are also know for their high levels of magnesium, copper, and zinc. Brazil nuts should be limited to a few a day to prevent selenium toxicity.

Cashews

Cashews are high in Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, as well as copper, zinc, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium. Cashews are one of the lowest-fiber and highest carbohydrates nuts.

Peanuts

Peanuts are a high quality protein with healthy fats. Peanuts are low in carbs and one of the best forms of dietary biotin. Biotin plays an important role in fat and sugar metabolism. Peanuts are also as rich in antioxidants as many fruits. The key is to eat the peanuts raw as a majority of the antioxidants are found in the peanut skin.

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Pine nuts

Pine nuts are a great source of the B complex vitamins, Vitamin E, copper and magnesium. Pine nuts help lower LDL “bad cholesterol” and help raise HDL “good cholesterol.”

Pumpkin seeds

Pine nuts are a great source of the B complex vitamins, Vitamin E, copper and magnesium. Pine nuts help lower LDL “bad cholesterol” and help raise HDL “good cholesterol.”

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Watermelon seeds

Watermelon seeds are a source of magnesium, iron, and folate. Watermelon seeds also have monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which has been shown to help protect against heart attacks, strokes, and help lower LDL “bad cholesterol”.