I’m crazy about nuts, all kinds of them. They’re delicious, convenient and portable. Plus nuts are erupting with health benefits. They are rich with good monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, fiber and protein, which will keep you regular, help control your appetite, and provide healthy gut bacteria.

What’s more a handful of nuts each day can help lower your risk of diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart attacks!
Knowing how beneficial are nuts for our health, you should definitely incorporate them into your nutrition. Here are some ways to help you:

1. Spread It Around

You can make your own tasty nut butter and use it as a spread, in homemade ice cream and smoothies, or salad dressings. Simply process dehydrated nuts in a food processor until creamy and smooth. If you want you can add a little oil. Store it in a container.

2. Add Some Crunch

Toss some nuts into your salad. They’ll bounce up the fiber and protein content, and will add a crunchy element to your meal. Walnuts, pine nuts and pecans are especially delicious with leafy greens!

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3. Craving for Sweet

Curb your cravings with homemade granola bars and nutritious bliss balls. Activated nuts are ideal for snacks as their healthy fat, protein, and fiber content can keep you satisfied ‘till your next meal. Make a delicious bliss balls by blending some fruits such as cranberries, figs, and dates with raw nuts. Also, combine nuts, dates and oats for easy and quick granola bars.

4. Say Cheese

Vegans are switching regular cheese with cashew nut cheese. For this, simply blend pre-soaked raw cashews with lemon juice, nutritional yeast flakes, and any seasonings by your taste e.g. sea salt, garlic, pepper, mixed herbs. Enjoy this cheese with crackers or vegetables, as a spread.

5. Bake Them

Hazelnut meal and almond meal make especially brilliant substitutes to regular flour for your baked goods. Try it in muffins, cakes, cookies, and bread loaves. Typically, you can’t alternate regular flour with nut meal at equal measure due to almonds higher fat content. Therefore, you better try some recipes that already have almond meal in their concept.