Healthy Snacks

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    The Negative Effects Of Eating Cashews (pt. 2)

    In Monday’s blog post, I talked about all of the health benefits eating cashews has on your overall health, however, there are some negative effects eating cashews can have on your health too and they are: Allergic Reactions – Cashews belong to the same family as poison ivy and poison sumac, and they contain a substance called urushiol that can cause skin rashes, itching, and swelling in some people. Some people may also have more severe allergic reactions to cashews, such as difficulty breathing, hives, or anaphylaxis. Weight Gain – Cashews are high in calories and fat, and eating too many of them can lead to excess calorie intake and…

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    The Benefits Of Eating Cashews (pt. 1)

    Cashews are seeds that grow on cashew trees in tropical regions. They are processed to remove a toxic substance before they are sold as snacks or used in cooking. Cashews are rich in nutrients, such as protein, healthy fats, fiber, copper, magnesium, manganese, zinc, iron, and vitamins B6 and K. They also contain antioxidants that protect the body from oxidative stress and inflammation. Some of the health benefits of cashews include: Reduced Cholesterol – Cashews contain unsaturated fats that can lower LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This can prevent plaque buildup in the arteries and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and heart attack. Heart Health – Cashews are…

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    5 Healthy & Easy On-The-Go Snack Ideas For The Busy Holiday Season

    holiday shopping, boarding a plane, or taking a road trip, one thing is for certain, you are eventually going to need a snack. To help you avoid the temptation of alluring not so healthy snacks in brightly colored packages, here are five healthy on the go snacks that will keep you satisfied & energized during the busy holiday season while you are away from home: 1. Fresh Veggies Carrots, cucumber, and celery sticks are quick and easy to prepare, just chop and drop them into a reusable container. For extra flavor, add some hummus to the bottom of your container, then place the veggie sticks vertically so they are pre-dipped.…