I am often looking for a healthy snack that I can quickly eat throughout the day. I have found that a small bag of mixed nuts helps satisfy my appetite between meals. Walnuts and almonds are a common type of nut that you can get just about anywhere and have been shown to help reduce cholesterol. They also contain high concentrations of antioxidant oleic acid and monounsaturated fat. These fats are similar to that in olive oil, known to protect against arterial damage. Walnuts also contain ellagic acid, an antioxidant and cancer-fighter, and are high in omega-3 type oil. Nuts, including peanuts, are good regulators of insulin and blood sugar. They can help prevent steep rises, making them a good source of food for those suffering from glucose intolerance and diabetes. Nuts generally are high in antioxidant vitamin E and certain types, particularly Brazil nuts are extremely rich in selenium. So to help curb your appetite, try a handful of nutritionally dense mixed nuts.