I thought I would kick off this blog with my favourite recipe. It is so easy to make and provides a wholesome breakfast for the whole family full of wholegrain oats and nutritious nuts.
Contrary to popular belief, eating nuts in moderation does not make you fat. In fact, several studies have found that a moderate intake of nuts (a small handful a day) helps prevent obesity. Studies have found that eating nuts causes a release of hormones that increase satiety, which controls appetite.
Nuts contain protein and fibre in addition to numerous micronutrients including B vitamins, vitamin E, iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, selenium, manganese, and copper. The types of fat in nuts are the heart healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated (omega 3’s) fats which have been found to lower LDL cholesterol. Studies have found that people who eat nuts several times a week have a 30 to 50 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease.