NICE, nuts!

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People who eat nuts are less likely to have heart attacks. That’s right! Studies have shown a 30-50% LOWER risk of heart disease or heart attacks associated with eating nuts several times a week. (Could be that arginine – the amino acid that is touted for protecting the inner lining of the arterial walls making them more pliable)

Some people shy away from nuts because of the fat content…SILLY PEOPLE! Nuts are full of the GOOD fats! Monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and naturally occurring saturated fats…do your research, many fats have health benefits!

Monounsaturated fats are most common in nuts and that is good for you! Lowers risk of heart disease, cancer and lengthens life spans. Eat more nuts!

But which nuts to eat?

Almonds

Hazlenuts

Pecans

Walnuts

Macadamia nuts

Pine nuts

Pistachio nuts

 

And how much? 1-5 oz per week.

Simply …

…add cashews to a stir fry

…toss roasted pine nuts into a marinara sauce

…add slivered almonds to yogurt

…toss walnuts into a salad or mix with quinoa

…create your own home made trail mix (nuts, dates, raisins and oats)

Oh yeah and natural nut butters on celery or apply pieces is simply too good to be true…but it is! Eat more!

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