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Food & Drink
Nuts got a bad rap during the low-fat craze of years past. They were thought to be too high in calories and sodium. But raw nuts (in the right portions) are actually the ultimate snack. Packed with protein, fiber, nutrients and healthy fats, they build muscle, ward off risks of heart-disease and cut your cholesterol. In fact, the best nuts are like crunchy multivitamins that just happen to taste great with a beer. Here's what you need to know (in a nutshell) to nosh wisely.
Benefits: Lowers cholesterol. Boosts energy and digestion. Rich in vitamin E and amino acids like leucine which helps build muscle.
Nutrition: 160 calories, 6g protein, 4g fiber, 14 g fat
Benefits: Improves blood flow and coordination thanks to antioxidants and B-vitamins. Contains a day's worth of omega-3 fatty acids.