Sunday, March 2, 2014

We're goin' NUTS for nuts ;)

So what's all the crack about nuts?! (ha! ha!) Are they really that great for you? Well, we think so. Which is why our Goin' Nuts flavor has THREE different nuts for your body's (and tastebud's) benefit! We're here today to break it down for you and explain our top 3 reasons why nuts are so great and why you should be eating more.

Almonds. Walnuts. Pecans. They're our favorite! You'll find all three (organic) in our granola. But there's plenty others out there we don't want to leave out of the conversation. Cashews. Pistachios. Peanuts. Hazelnuts. Pine nuts. They're all nut-i-licious!

But why are they so great?

1. They're bite-sized nutritional powerhouses that LOVE on your heart! They've been linked to lower cholesterol, better heart health, weight control, and even a lower cancer risk. High LDL ("bad" cholesterol) is one of the primary causes of heart disease. Including nuts in your diet can help lower your LDL level. Score! Also, most nuts contain several of the following substances that HUG YOUR HEART with every bite: unsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, vitamin E. So eat up and feel your heart smile :)

2. They're the perfect non-packaged, non-processed snack! And they're loved by all ages from 2 to 102. They're easy to store and easy to pack so there's no travel excuses! Make your own nut mix for a jazzed up snack by adding several of the following treats: dried fruit, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips (hey, you gotta every now and then!).

3. They're power-packed with filling protein, fiber, unsaturated fats, and important vitamins and minerals. That means they're going to keep you fuller for longer than that bag of potato chips. Your belly will thank you!

You can add nuts to your daily diet a variety of different ways … eat a handful for a filling snack, chop them up and put them on top of your oatmeal, add them to a smoothie for a nice texture or a peanut butter sandwich … get creative! Or purchase a bag of our Goin' Nuts granola and prepare for your tastebuds to go crazy with delight!

Yours, goin' nuts for NUTS (and nola)!

The NBN team