It’s around 11am that I start to get the munchies so I make sure I am prepared. My mid-morning snack consists of an apple and a mixture of seeds and nuts. Having this prepared and with me stops me from straying towards a less healthy option. As soon as the rumble starts in my tummy I can silence it with my snack.
My pot will contain sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts and almonds.
Sunflower seeds are a good source of dietary fibre, vitamin E and cholesterol lowering phytosterols. Vitamin E is vital for healthy hair and skin and having an adequate intake can improve your complexion and slow down the ageing process.
Pumpkin seeds are rich in vitamins E, B and K and as with sunflower seeds they can help reduce cholesterol.
Pine nuts also contain vitamin K which helps in the blood clotting process and helps to improve circulation. Vitamin K has been proven to help alleviate menstrual cramps.
Almonds contain amongst other things vitamin E and Riboflavin more commonly known as vitamin B, this can help to speed up your metabolism.
There are many other seeds and nuts to choose from, my selection suits my taste and keeps my body stocked with the vitamins it needs to function to the best of its ability.