A healthy handful of nuts a day is a recipe for success. In the Archives of Internal Medicine, May 10, 2010, Dr. Sabate analyzed 25 studies on nut health. 2-3 ounces of nuts a day was associated with a 5-10% reduction in "bad" LDL cholesterol and a corresponding increase in HDL "good" cholesterol.

I like nuts because they are a whole food, are tasty and add phytonutrients to my diet. As always do not overdue these tasty treats. Too much of anything is not good.

For a little extra calories and protein, try dipping them in sunbutter(sun flower seed butter). One serving contains 6 grams of protein. I like it after a good workout.