Health & Wellness

Beneficial Trail Mix Ingredients

If you’re a hiker, you know how important it is to nourish your body with a steady supply of energy while enjoying the great outdoors. And one must-have food source for hiking is trail mix. Sometimes referred to as “GORP” (Good Old Raisins and Peanuts), trail mix is easy to make at home, and the ingredients can offer up great nutrition. Here are three excellent trail mix ingredients for you to consider:
Almonds: Almonds are the lowest calorie nut, and each of these nuts is best for your diet when consumed raw and unsalted. They are a very good source of manganese and vitamin E, and they are a good source of copper, magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin B2.
Banana Chips: These crunchy, tasty tidbits provide a significant number of carbohydrates. Bananas are a very good source of vitamin B6, and a good source of fiber, potassium, manganese, and vitamin C.
Cashews: These nuts are a good source of protein and may help your body recharge. Cashews contain oleic acid—the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil. They are a great sources of copper, magnesium and manganese.
Before your next hiking trip, grab some of your favorite nuts and dried fruit, and then toss ‘em together for a great trail snack.