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Eat to Beat Disease author Dr William Li says his trail mix helps promote a healthy gut while boosting immunity and helping to slow down aging.
"Research has shown that people who eat more nuts and seeds have longer telomeres, which means that eating nuts can slow down our cellular aging. We want to slow down our aging," Dr. Li tells Rach. "Nuts [also] have a lot of fiber which activates our healthy gut bacteria, which boosts our immune system."
The cranberries in the trail mix also add antioxidants to the recipe, the doctor says.
Preheat oven to 350˚F.
Place nuts on a baking tray and toast for 10 minutes. Cool.
Place nuts, chocolate chips, and cranberries into a large mixing bowl and combine with a wooden spoon. Add a pinch of salt for sweet/salty taste. Transfer into an airtight container or pack into a resealable plastic bag to take with you.