Healthy Eats with Albanese Nuts!

Did you know? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 10 Americans have diabetes, which is more than 30 million people while some 84 million American adults are at risk for developing diabetes in the future. That's why with November being National Diabetes, it's the perfect time to take a look at small changes people can make in their daily lives to lead a healthier lifestyle.  

Get Nutty 

You might be surprised to find out that almonds, cashews and pistachios make amazing snacks. Why? According to the Mayo Clinic, they're high in protein, fiber and heart healthy fats that will help keep you feeling full in between meals, which may also prevent overeating. Here are a few ideas:

  • Keep a jar of nuts at your desk or work station and grab them when you get a rumbly in your tummy.
  • Use a food processor and make nut butter to dip apples and bananas in.
  • Make nut milk and pour over cereal or use a non-dairy coffee creamer.  

The best part? You can order raw and unsalted nuts directly from our website. We'll deliver them right to your door so there's no fighting crowds at the grocery store! 

Start Movin' 

We know a busy schedule makes it tough to get into a fitness routine and stick with it. The good news is there are a variety of things you can do to sneak in a few minutes of free, heart healthy exercise–no gym membership required!

  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.
  • Do squats or jumping jacks during commercial breaks.
  • Try calf raises or standing push ups on your counter while cooking dinner. 

Get Some Shut Eye 

It may sound funny, but getting a good night's sleep is critical to health and wellbeing. The average adult needs about eights hours of sleep per night and according to Everyday Health, chronic sleep deprivation elevates the risk for diseases and infections, including diabetes in addition to impairing judgment and productivity. Here are a few tips:

  • Limit caffeine intake. 
  • Reduce or eliminate screen time (i.e watching TV or computer/smartphone usage) before bedtime.
  • Go to bed and wake up on a regular schedule. 

Note: This post is for informational purposes only and not intended to provide any medical advice. You should always consult with a medical professional before making any lifestyle changes.