Omega-3- How It Can Benefit Your Everyday Health
A recent study published in the British Medical Journal found that people with higher consumption of alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid commonly found in seeds, nuts and plant oils may have a 10% reduced risk of all-cause mortality, an 8% reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease, and an 11% reduced risk of death from coronary heart disease, compared with people with lower consumption.
See below for an awesome way to incorporate autumn and Omega-3 into your diet!
Autumn Spiced Nuts
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons honey
2 cups almonds, raw unsalted
2 cups pecans, raw unsalted
2 cups cashews, raw unsalted
1 cup pumpkin seeds, unsalted with or without shells
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F with oven rack in the center of oven.
- Line 1 large and 1 medium baking sheets with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Add the garam masala, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, rosemary and salt to a small bowl, mix and set aside.
- Add the egg whites and honey to a mixing bowl and whisk until frothy. Stir in the nuts and pumpkin seeds. Add the spices in small batches, mixing well between additions.
- Spread the nut mixture onto the baking sheet in an even layer. Roast for 10 minutes, stir and continue to roast for another 10 minutes.