Snacking On Mixed Nuts Can Make You Feel Happier



OK, so there are some reasonable limitations to what the humble handful of mixed nuts can achieve, but to all intents and purposes, a handful of mixed nuts a day can increase the release of the feel good hormone serotonin. The release of serotonin can increase mood as well as improve satiety, helping you to feel fuller for longer. The healthy nut powerhouses include raw walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts, so be sure to get these vitamin E, flavonoid and selenium rich snacks into your diet…it’ll put a smile on your face too!


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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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