[gallery type="circle" ids="4308,4305,4304,4307,4306,4309"] At around 2pm everyday I notice that I get a little hungry... I don't want to eat anything too large, just a snack to boost my energy and get me to dinner.
Packing some nuts is a great way to push you out of the mid afternoon slump.
Brazil Nuts: These are loaded with polyunsaturated fats and selenium. Just one of these nuts a day will provide your daily requirement of selenium! Selenium have been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, decrease inflammation within the body, and support your thyroid.
Almonds: High in fat (up to 60% fat contain mono and polyunsaturated), potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, and vitamin E. It's also considered an anti-cancer food because of its potent source of flavonoids (up to 4% of an antioxidant called amygdalin). These not only pack in the nutrients but they also have been proven to lower cholesterol and heart disease!
Cashews: Excellent source of monounsaturated fats and many minerals including copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, biotin, and protein.
Walnuts: High in antioxidants, vitamin E, manganese, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, and monounsaturated fats. Take a closer look at this nut... what does it look like to you? Well, based on the Doctrine of Signatures walnuts are also great for brain health!