Why are nuts a heart-healthy snack?
Watch as Nutritionist Kate Geagan discusses why nuts are such a nutritious, heart-healthy snack.
In my book, nuts are one of nature's superfoods. And I know we hear that term thrown around a lot. But truly, the value you get from nuts--
not to mention how amazing they taste-- make them nutrition rock stars in my book.
Specifically, nuts have the right profile of fiber, fat, and protein that give you staying power
between meals, or also really boost your consumption of heart-healthy fats.
So we see people who include nuts regularly-- and you do have to kind of watch your portions. About the palm of your hand or what
they'd serve you on an airplane, that's the portion size. We see the people tend to be leaner who include nuts,
and they have much healthier cholesterol levels. Not to mention, nuts are delicious. So it's an easy food to incorporate.
And a new study just came out recently that I loved, citing that walnuts in particular have twice the antioxidants of several other nuts.
So just be sure you are including a variety. I love almonds, pistachios, walnuts. That's going to be really the key, both to delicious
flavor as well as health.
Browse videos by topic categories