Diet Plan for Menopause-Healthy Trail Mix

I’ve hit on a healthy afternoon snack trail mix that packs a nutritional wallup for menopausal women (or anybody for that matter). Here it is:

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1 Tbsp slivered almonds
1 Tbsp sunflower seeds
1 Tbsp raisins
1 Tbsp dark chocolate morsals

Almonds have healthy fats, vitamin E, protein and fiber that can help prevent cardiovascular disease and colon cancer. They can help lower cholesterol levels and prevent cell damage. -Medical News Today

Sunflower seeds contain vitamin E and B1, and copper. These prevent cell damage, help circulation and prevent skin and tissue damage. -Healthy Eating

Raisins contain natural carbs, fiber, iron, potassium and antioxidents. They give you a quick energy boost, help you stay regular, can help reduce chronic disease, lowers blood glucose and can decrease heart disease risk. -Livestrong

Dark Chocolate contains flavanols that reduce cell damage that can lead to heart disease. -Mayo Clinic

After reading this, I realize why this snack gives me an energy boost between work and my workout! Enjoy!

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