3 Reasons Why Pistachios Can Boost Your Health

Pistachios can pack a powerful punch for health. That’s because these little green gems are a great source of nutrition, and are brimming with vitamins and nutrients. Making nuts such as pistachios a part of your everyday eating is associated with decreased risk of death from cancer, heart disease and respiratory disease. Pistachios and other nuts are … Read More

35 Easy Low-Cal Snack Ideas — Each Under 200 Calories

Snacking is a dieter’s trick but is also great for anyone who wants to avoid excessive hunger and overeating during meals. “It’s important to account for snacks by adjusting mealtime calories and considering your overall calories for the day,” says registered dietitian Kate Patton from Cleveland Clinic’s Section of Preventive Cardiology. “Then you can enjoy … Read More

Recipe: Healthy Almond and Coconut Trail Mix

This trail mix fits easily in a pocket or purse, and can help you avoid spur-of-the-moment fast food or other unhealthy choices. The key is to include a protein source, such as the nuts and seeds found in this trail mix recipe, as well as a fiber source, provided by the nuts, seeds, whole grains … Read More

Recipe: Quick, Heart-Healthy Guacamole

Avocados get three-fourths of their calories from fat — but because it is monounsaturated fat and because avocados are low in calories, you can enjoy eating them in good health. Serve with low-fat tortilla chips, or try an arrangement of crudités. A great source of monounsaturated fat and potassium, this version beats the store-bought varieties … Read More

Recipe: Heart-Healthy Snack Mix

All trail mix is not created equal. Sometimes, sugar and fat can ruin what seems like a healthy snack option. This recipe is not only satisfying and flavorful — it is also good for you and good for your heart. Just remember that nuts, in particular, pack a calorie-punch, so a little goes a long … Read More