Why Dr. Hoody endorses this recipe:
Almonds deliver a massive amount of nutrients. 6 g of protein, 3.5 g of fiber, 14 g of fat, but nine of those are mono unsaturated. They also contain vitamin E, manganese and magnesium and a decent amount of copper, riboflavin and phosphorus. Furthermore almonds are loaded with antioxidants and can assist with blood sugar control, which makes them a perfect choice for people with diabetes. Almonds can also help control blood pressure and can lower cholesterol levels. And for weight loss, eating almonds reduces hunger, lowering a person’s overall calorie intake.
Sunflower seeds may contain 14 g of fat but over 9 g is polyunsaturated fat and almost 3 g of that is mono unsaturated fat. They contain 5.5 g of protein, 6.5 g of carbs and 3 g of fiber per serving. Sunflower seeds also contain vitamin C, B6, niacin, Folate, pantothenic acid, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium.
Raisins – 1/4 cup of raisins contains 1g protein, 29 g of carbohydrates and 0 g fat. They are Sweet and high in sugar and calories, but they are beneficial for our health when eaten in moderation because they are far healthier than many other types of sweeteners like candy or sweets. Raisins contain iron, calcium and antioxidants and have antimicrobial compounds that can promote healthy teeth and gums.
Apricots contain numerous essential vitamins and minerals. A serving contains 34 cal with 1 g of protein 8 g of carbs and almost no fat but 1 1/2 grams of fiber. And apricots contain vitamins A, C & E. Apricots are high in antioxidants and can promote eye health. They can promote skin and gut health and are very hydrating. Apricots have Also been found to protect the liver from oxidative stress.
- Raw Nuts– like pecans, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, cashews, or peanuts.
- Raw Seeds– like pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.
- Dried Fruit– like apricots, mangoes, raisins, cranberries, dates, or freeze-dried berries.
- Other Mix-Ins– like dark chocolate chips, coconut flakes, popcorn, roasted chickpeas, or spices.