People craft– taking care of yourself

Just trimming your waist so it measures 34 inches or less cuts your risk of heart disease 72%, and your risk of cancer, stroke, diabetes, depression and dementia in half.  The reason:  while other fat stores– like those on hips and thighs– merely take up space, belly-fat kick-starts a steady stream of disease-triggering inflammation.  To melt this troublemaker fast, experts recommend eating more metabolism-boosting nuts.  I am super excited about this because my favorite food concoction is trail mix!  Instead of some other snack, macadamias and other nuts contain healthy monounsaturated fats and are a fantastic source of palmitoleic acid which is also found in fish oil.  According to University of Hawaii researchers, nuts kick-start lipolysis, the burning of fat for fuel.  I do watch the quantity since I love, love, love trail mix.  Here is a food label for trail mix.  I wouldn’t do this every day, but today I’m having trail mix for lunch.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 package (50g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 160

Calories 270

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 12g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 8%

 

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