To enter The California Almonds competition please answer the following question -
How many essential nutrients do almonds have?
A) 15 ?
B) 5 ?
C) 10 ?
Please use Entry Form, or send email to Clinic (at) Foodsforlife.co.uk - please put Almond goodies in the email subject, closing date is 24th August 2013, winner will be chosen at random from correct answers and informed via email
As we finally have some gorgeous summer sun its easy to skip meals and resort to quick fix sugary snacks. This can leave us feeling bloated, lethargic and not fitting into the summer clothes we have been looking forward to.
Summer health tips
· Stick to regular meals and snacks
Even if your appetite is less still stick to regular meal times where you can. If you don’t feel like a full meal still have a healthy snack at the time your body is expecting food
· Make the most of the abundance of salad vegetables and antioxidant rich berries and get the 9-a-day ours bodies need
· Stick to water rather than sweetened or caffeine-laden drinks and have between meals to avoid diluting digestive enzymes and feeling bloated
· Plan your meals ahead for three days at a time
Planning helps us to include healthier foods and to waste less. Planning a whole week may be too much when we want to make the most of the social opportunities sunshine brings. On the fourth day eat the foods you have left over and then go-ahead with another three day plan
Win almond goodies
The Californian Almond Board has summer goodies to give away. The prize has a bag, a Kilner jar of roasted almonds, a kilner jar of flavoured almonds, almond butter and an almond tin to carry the right sized portion out with you.
Almonds make a great snack, they provide 15 essential nutrients including vitamin E for skin health. As well proving protein they have more fibre than other tree nuts, helping us feel full and not likely to snack until the next meal. They may also further support our waistlines as a recent study found they have about 20% fewer calories than originally thought.
(Novotny JA et al. Discrepancy between the Atwater factor predicted and empirically measured energy values of almonds in human diets. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Am J Clin Nutr 2012 ajcn.035782; First published online July 3, 2012.doi:10.3945/ajcn.112.035782.)