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The Best Foods For All-Day Energy #5

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 3:42 PM
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By: Karen Ansel, RD, Photo: William Dickey

                

Walnuts

Walnuts are one of nature’s few sources of melatonin, a hormone that our bodies naturally produce in the evening after the sun goes down. Melatonin helps regulate your body clock and makes you sleepy. And when you sleep more soundly you have more get-up-and-go during the day. But as we age, our bodies produce less and less of it. If you’re not ready to go the supplement route, walnuts are a smart nighttime snack. For a double dose, mix a small handful with some tart dried cherries, another melatonin-rich food. Walnuts also make a great topping to a fresh salad or sprinkled over a fruit smoothie.

View Recipe: Blackberry-Peach Smoothie with Walnuts

Do you like walnuts? If so, what are some ways you enjoy them?

by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 3:42 PM
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LivinDeadGurl
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 4:27 PM

I don't like walnuts.

michiganmom116
by on Feb. 5, 2014 at 4:43 PM

I enjoy walnuts!  Had some today in muffins that I made.

louannwilkins
by Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 5:12 PM

I love walnuts and can just eat them.  lol  Sometimes I add them to my yogurt too

MamaMandee
by Bronze Member on Feb. 5, 2014 at 7:43 PM
I like them, we have several walnut trees in our yard.
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