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These keto trail mix recipes are incredibly simple and delicious diabetic trail mix recipes! And they are super convenient. You can easily take them with you to work or to school. Besides being convenient, they are also easy to make. You can literally toss all of the ingredients in a small container, give it a gentle shake, and then eat up. Then too, these keto trail mix recipes are very satiating as well! The nuts used to make these keto trail mix recipes are loaded with healthy and beneficial things that the body needs to feel full physically and satisfied on a cellular level. Made with a variety of nuts, sugar free chocolates, and other keto-friendly goodies, enough cannot be said about the health benefits of these keto trail mix recipes!
Sometimes the body will in a sense “ping” our brains making us think that we are hungry when the body is really just trying to get a vitamin or a mineral that it needs. Well, eating a handful of nuts is almost like taking a natural multivitamin. They contain a variety of both fat soluble vitamins as well as water soluble vitamins. Therefore, you can get a general sense of well-being when you eat some of the keto trail mix recipes. This may be especially true if you body is lacking a vitamin (or mineral) that it needs.
Minerals also play a key role in the way we feel and how our body works. Since nuts and dark chocolate are loaded with microminerals that even a relatively balanced diet may lack, these keto trail mix recipes can be a real boost to your overall mineral intake. One mineral that many people lack is magnesium. Most nuts contain varying amounts of magnesium that can be beneficial on many levels. One of the magnesium health benefits is that it calms anxiety and helps us relax.
There are healthy fats and unhealthy fats. Eating healthy fats can improve and maintain your overall cardiovascular health. The seeds, nuts, and sugar-free chocolates used to make these keto trail mix recipes are full of healthy fats! So, they can improve your mood and your physical health.
Fiber plays a very beneficial role in the body. It is responsible for making us feel full. When we “feel” full we eat less and we can better maintain a healthy weight. Then too, for people on a keto diet, low carb diet, or diabetic diet, fiber can reduce your overall net carb intake. In fact, it plays a role in reducing your “net” sodium intake and can reduce blood sugar levels. So, a person with high blood pressure can reduce there pressure with a proper diet and low sodium keto trail mix recipes.
The nuts and seeds used to make the keto trail mix recipes are low carb nuts. They each have different macronutrient nutrition profiles. Therefore some are lower in carbs than others while some are higher in fat than others. The same is true for the different micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) that each provide.
These keto trail mix recipes are high in protein. While most nuts are not complete proteins, they are high in protein. Therefore, while getting your boost of vitamin and minerals, you can increase your protein intake to help keep your skin, hair, nails, and teeth strong while you are losing weight.
Nuts are all plant-based foods. Therefore, they do not contain any cholesterol unless processed with something that contain cholesterol. Research shows that nuts can not only reduce your bad cholesterol (LDL), they can also increase your good cholesterol (HDL). So, you can decrease your bad cholesterol levels while increasing your good cholesterol levels with some of these keto trail mix recipes.
Nuts are a high potassium, low carb food. For people with normal kidney function, a high potassium diet can be good for keeping blood pressure levels within a normal range. Potassium helps to keep our blood pressure levels normal by regulating sodium. It does so in a similar way that insulin helps regulate blood sugar levels by regulating glucose (sugar).
The keto trail mix recipes are low sodium because you can easily adjust the amount of sodium in most of the recipe. You can do so by using unsalted nuts, low sodium nuts, or a combination of salted and unsalted nuts. And if you are sweating profusely on a hot summer day, you can easily make these keto trail mix recipes with salted nuts.
Most, if not, all of these keto trail mix recipes are vegan. If, for some reason they are not 100% vegan, they should be vegan friendly. Therefore, these keto trail mix recipes are a very healthy and satisfying snack.