The Guide to Buying Healthy Nuts

Find out how to shop smart when shopping for nuts.

The Guide to Buying Healthy Nuts

Wondering how to add nuts to your diet without spending a fortune and packing on the pounds? With the help of Mark Schatzker and Kellyann Petrucci, we’ve separated fact from fiction and have come up with a few tried and true tips to help you navigate this food group the smart way.

Watch: The Great Nut Debate

Make Your Own Trail Mix

While having snacks on the go is always a good idea to fight low blood sugar and avoid junk food temptations, trail mix often gets a bad reputation. A lot of the store-bought varieties have way too much sugar, salt, and fat to qualify as nutritious. Luckily, you can save money and stay healthy by making your own trail mix with your choice of raw nuts. Add raw pumpkin or sunflower seeds, a small portion of dark chocolate chips or raisins, and coconut flakes and you’ve got a nutritious snack when the hunger pangs hit.

More: Dr. Mark Hyman's Trail Mix

Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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