NUTTY NUTRIENTS

NUTS ARE A GREAT SOURCE OF FIBER , VITAMINS AND LOADED WITH ANTIOXIDANTS. Vitamins B,E, Zinc , Potassium and Magnesium are just a few good reasons to eat from the nut family. They are also a good source of protein and the body loves the good fats they provide in helping keep your good cholesterol in check.

Here are a few facts to help you understand why a adding NUTS to your dietary habits might be beneficial.

  1. They help prevent coronary diseases and can help prevent stroke.
  2. Nuts have the super Omega 3 essentials fatty acids that have anti-inflammatory properties and can help prevent certain cancers.
  3. Nuts can also be beneficial with Rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and Depression
  4. Being rich in energy and nutrients can give you the extra boost you need to help you get through the day
  5. Being rich in vitamin E nuts help maintain healthy cells and protects from free radicals.
  6. Nuts contain the B complex vitamins which are essential to good health.
  7. Even if you are trying to lose weight eating nuts can help. They release satiety hormones in the gut to help you control appetite.
  8. Nuts are great for HEART HEALTH !! 30 grams of nuts daily can help your heart stay healthy.

The American Heart Association recommends that you eat 4 serving of unsalted nuts weekly. 1.5 ounces or 2 tablespoons of nut butter. Eat nuts as a substitute for a meat or dairy product. Even though they are good for you we need to eat them in moderation.

So lets get “NUTTY FOR OUR HEALTH”.


Written by: Maria Wells

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