Place Nuts in Your Daily Routine
As well as their high monounsaturated fat content nuts are also full of other nutrients that can be beneficial to our heart health.
- Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are normally associated with being found in fish, but many nuts also are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are healthy fatty acids that can help protect the heart and blood vessels from disease.
- Fiber. All nuts contain fiber, which helps lower your cholesterol. Fiber also makes you feel full, so you eat less. In addition, fiber is thought to play a role in preventing type 2 diabetes.
- Vitamin E. Vitamin E may help stop the development of plaques in your arteries, which can narrow them. Plaque development in your arteries can lead to chest pain, coronary artery disease or a heart attack.
Don't Forget the Dried Fruits
A Perfect Addition to Any Dish
Now you’ve seen why you should add them in to your diet the next is how. Nuts and dried fruits are so versatile they can be easily introduced in our daily habits. They can be added to breakfast options, crushed on top of salads and pastas or even eaten plain as healthy snack. Plus, if you’re feeling more adventurous, nuts and dried fruits work wonders with many dishes belonging to all kinds of different culinary cultures. We’ve left you a few amazing examples below.
- Gongura Chicken with Cranberry Almond Quinoa
- Monkfish Wrapped in Dry Romesco with Picada and Sofrito Cooked Two Ways
- Sautéed Scallops, Broad Beans with Smoked Bacon, Espelette Pepper And Caramelized Hazelnuts
So, there you have it. By adding these little bundles of joy into your daily diet you may be helping to keep your heart healthy!