Health Watch -- Holiday Tip #2 - Snacks
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Peanuts, pecans, almonds, walnuts and pistachios are all both tasty and nutritious. Nuts are high in protein and contain heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Studies have shown that eating a handful of nuts a day can help lower your risk for heart disease.
Nuts can be high in calories, though, so they're best enjoyed in small amounts. Try bringing a bowl of nuts in the shell and a nutcracker so it's harder to eat nuts by the handful.
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