There is a good reason why nuts are all the rage, they have benefits for your brain and body. Studies show that people who eat nuts on a regular basis live 20% longer than their non-nut eating counterparts.  If you are looking for a healthy snack to replace chips, candies, and crackers, snack on tree nuts including almonds, cashews, peanuts, and walnuts.

Nuts contain so many nutrients lacking in the American diet including protein, fiber, unsaturated fats, along with disease fighting vitamins and minerals. We can’t say enough about these super snacks and encourage you to eat a handful every day. You can also include them in smoothies, salads, soups, or even sandwiches by using nut butters.  Nuts have a long shelf life so you can stock-up when your neighborhood grocery store has a good sale.

When you are suffering from a hernia your diet places an important role in your recovery. Focus on foods that contain healthy fats and oils such as walnuts and don’t produce heartburn. Some patients find that snacking on almonds or walnuts throughout the day is helpful because they minimize acid reflux.  If you need ideas about other hernia friendly foods, don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor.