We've always been big fans of nuts at Men's Health—the high protein and fiber content keeps you full and satisfied, and the monounsaturated fats are great for heart health. Plus they're crunchy, delicious, and easy (almost too easy) to snack on after a workout. So when we starting creating our own nut mix with Planters, it was a combo as natural as peanut butter and jelly.
When the Planters and Men's Health teams sat down together to create the nut mix, we didn't dissect competing products already on the market. Instead, we simply tackled a simple question: "What would be the ultimate nut mix for men?" (We also made a lot of nut jokes.)
Following the snacking principles we preach in the magazine, we'd maximize protein and fiber while minimizing sugar and excess calories. We emphasized the importance of a short ingredient list, and decided against flavored coatings (too processed). A bit of oil to roast the nuts and just a touch of sea salt to season them (so little, in fact, that the nuts qualify as low-sodium) were the only additions we needed. Simple snacks are healthier snacks. And because we'd love to hear what you think, we're offering our readers $1 off Planters NUT·rition Men's Health® Recommended Mix—try them out and tell us what you think!
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