There’s a lot to know about natural health, and there’s always more to learn. Trying to keep up with all of the new research and health news can drive you a little nutty! Here at Natural Healthy Concepts, we’re always learning something new and we’re nuts about sharing that information with you. For a quick, fun learning session, take our Health Nut Quiz to find out how smart of a health nut you are and to pick up some nuggets of knowledge. Oh, and, of course, to win a great prize package, too!
Being a health nut isn’t the only nutty thing that’s good for your health – eating nuts is, too! That’s why the prize for this giveaway is an assortment of nuts (a $60 value completely free!) from NOW Foods, a great company that manufactures a wide selection of functional foods as well as natural supplements.
The Prize Package
Walnuts are packed with antioxidants to help protect your cells from free-radical damage, and are rich in monounsaturated fats and omega-3. These fats make them great for your heart and your cholesterol levels. They’re also a good source of protein, giving you 9 grams in a serving, as well as important minerals like calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and 25 percent of your daily copper.
Almonds can pack quite the healthy punch, too. Great for snacking, baking and cooking, one serving provides 13 grams of healthy unsaturated fat and 6 grams of protein. You’ll also get calcium, vitamin E, fiber and the B vitamins niacin and riboflavin.
Pistachios are particularly rich in potassium and vitamin B6. They also have 6 grams of protein, a good amount of fiber, and the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin for eye health.
With one of the highest fat contents, they’re good for adding flavor to dishes – especially desserts. And don’t fret too much – a good portion of their fat is the healthy monounsaturated kind. You’ll also get some minerals like magnesium, calcium and potassium.
A deliciously sweet treat, these Honey Roasted Pecans are sure to satisfy your cravings while also giving you some good nutrients and health benefits. Pecans have a high ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value. which is a measurement of a food’s antioxidant capability. They also provide unsaturated fats and 19 vitamins and minerals.
The perfect snack to fill you up and keep you fueled throughout the day, this mix contains walnuts, pecans, almonds, pumpkin seeds, cashews and raisins for a touch of sweetness. So many nuts, so many benefits!
The quiz ends at midnight on Sunday, June 21 and the winner will be announced on Monday, June 22. And don’t worry about acing this quiz – our winner will be selected randomly. Have fun and good luck!