Nuts for Nuts: Bet You Didn’t Know How Good Nuts Really Are For You

Nuts and seeds have consistently been one of the most underrated heroes in the world of healthy eating. The vast amount of types of nuts have generated debate among every level of consumer, business, and scientist capable of contributing an opinion on nature’s best snack.

The fact remains that the advantages of peanuts, benefits of tree nuts, and overarching bodily charms of nuts are substantial, making them one of the healthiest snacks you can possibly ask for. We’re going to check out a few nuts that will boost your day-to-day snack health and keep away pesky cravings for empty filler foods.

Filling nuts
Among numerous pecan benefits are their meal replacement abilities. Along with Macadamia nuts, pecans have a high-calorie count. This has caused some people to avoid them for fear of calorie counting in a diet, but they’re still incredibly good for you. Of course, eating several handfuls won’t work wonders, but for a small afternoon snack, you’ll find yourself well tided over until your next meal along with a healthy amount of natural fats and nutrients.

Nuts lite
While pecan benefits tip more toward the filling side of things, almonds, cashews, and pistachios are great nuts for dieting. They’re low in calories and wonderful for day-long grazing. High in protein and fiber, they’ll help keep your appetite in check without loading you up with too many calories if you’re keeping count in that department.

Everything in its place
Research has shown that consuming nuts on a daily basis (two servings) is beneficial to heart health, fights diabetes, and battles cancer. Of course, as with anything, balance is key. There are so many nut products out there that ride the coattails of the health benefits of nuts to sell sham health foods. Don’t fall for packaging and preparation like that. The best way they can benefit your health is by balanced, consistent consumption of raw or dry roasted nuts.

There are so many types of nuts in existence that documenting and sharing their benefits is an ongoing task. One that we’re dedicated to sharing with the world. When hunger pangs strike and minds wander toward the millions of markets targeted toward empty calories and junk food, think again. Go nuts, you can do it. After all, it’s called a peCAN, not a peCAN’T.

Source 1

Source 2

Source 3

Share This :  twittergoogle_plusby feather

How One Man’s Zoo Exhibit Becomes Another Man’s Meat Package

meat packageDoes your meat bounce? According to the BBC, Australia’s ecologists and landholders alike are saying it should — at least, at some point.

One Man’s Zoo Exhibit is Another Man’s Steak
While the rest of the earth may have trouble imagining kangaroos outside of a zoo exhibit, in Australia, they’re far more common. Imagine millions of rabbits (which Australia already has plenty of, by the way) — but these millions of rabbits are wreaking havoc on native plant populations. Already, the kangaroo population has grown from 27 million in 2010 to 45 million as of 2016. For comparison, that’s nearly twice the entire human population of the country. And if you need to put it in further perspective: the U.S. is home to an estimated 98 million cattle, with the majority of these animals confined to farms (the kangaroos are largely unrestricted, living in the outback).

From Eco Disaster to Dinner
Now, ecologists and landholders are encouraging Australians to eat more kangaroo, precisely because there is little demand for the wild meat. Though kangaroo skins are often used for leather, people rarely want to eat the meat itself — the BBC says this is largely due to stigma, since it’s the country’s most recognizable animal. Animal welfare becomes a greater area of concern when it’s an animal that has been so humanized over the years.

In many ways, kangaroo meat is similar to grass fed beef — it’s lower in fat, contributes to less methane in the atmosphere (making it more environmentally friendly), it’s hormone free, and also contributes to keeping the outback full of a variety of different plants and animals. If speed is an important factor, consider that, thanks to less fat, grass fed beef and kangaroo meat have quicker cooker times — by about 30%.

Will Kangaroo Meat Packages be Australia’s Next Big Thing?
Will local meat markets be stocking kangaroo meat anytime soon? It remains to be seen whether Australians will adapt to this new option for sustainability, despite its many attractive attributes. It’s fair to say that Australia is, perhaps, sitting on a gold mine yet to be exploited — considering that America’s cattle farms are worth a combined $60 billion, an enterprising Australian (or several) could make a quick buck off the country’s extra kangaroos somehow… can you say “kangaroo-nuggets”?

Share This :  twittergoogle_plusby feather