All the fun of a pick n mix without the unhealthy consequences! Nuts and dried fruits are delicious and, more often than not, satisfy the sweet/snack craving that can be niggling away at us. Luckily, they also have significant nutritional and health benefits: 1) Nuts, especially almonds and walnuts, have a cholesterol-lowering effect as they have a high level of HDL, 'good cholesterol'. 2) Nuts can help with weight control. Yes, they are calorific, but they are also rich in protein and fibre so help to keep you full until your next meal and stop you from reaching for that chocolate bar! 3) Nuts and dried fruit can help to reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes. Pistachios in particular, can help to reduce rises in glucose and insulin levels and dried fruit is a much better alternative to processed sugary snacks. 4) Dried fruits help with gastrointestinal function. Being high in fibre they help to regulate bowel function. 5) Dried fruits, in particular prunes, can reduce the risk of osteoperosis by preventing or even reversing bone loss. Next time you're feeling the need for a snack or sugary 'treat', give nuts or dried fruit a go. Remember though, they are quite high in calories and so portion control is recommended. 25- 30 grams should be enough to satisfy that craving and get those benefits without hi-jacking your daily calorie intake!
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