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    Flex your food muscles

    Flex your food muscles

    It’s 3 p.m. Lunch was hours ago and you’re not yet hungry enough for dinner, but you’ve got to eat something to hold you over until then. What to do? Grab a Twinkie? Some chips? Why not go for some nuts?

    The advantage of nuts is that they’re ridiculously good for you. A handful of any type of nuts – peanuts, walnuts, cashews, almonds or a healthy mix – is full of minerals, vitamins and proteins. They’re rich in antioxidants, which help prevent cell damage, and they’re especially good for you heart. Plus, the extra protein is harder for your body to process, therefore increasing your metabolism and keeping you full for a little while longer.

    Raw or roasted, nuts are a delicious snack and even if the tasty salted kind isn’t necessarily as good for you, salted nuts are probably healthier than whatever you were going to have.

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