What About Nuts
This week we’re going back to the drawing board with some tips for healthy / quick-and-easy snacks for the whole family.
At 160 calories per ounce, almonds are one of the lowest-calorie nuts, making them a guilt-free satiating snack. High in copper, fiber, vitamin E, manganese, phosphorus, and protein, almonds are well-known for their health promoting effects on women’s reproductive systems, as well as their ability to support healthy digestion duo to their prebiotic properties. As noted by David Grotto, RD, LDN, in The Best Things You Can Eat, no fewer than nine clinical studies show almonds can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Additional research demonstrates benefits for a variety of health issues such as polycystic ovary syndrome, diabetes, high blood pressure, weight management, digestion, and immunity.
Packed with nutrients, including copper fiber, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and thiamine, Brazil nuts are on of the best sources of selenium – containing over 700 percent of the daily recommended amount in just one ounce! Consuming just three Brazil nuts daily can meet your daily minimum requirement for selenium, a key mineral for immunity, as well as prostate and breast health. If that’s not enough, Brazil nuts are also one of the few non-animal foods providing complete protein.
High in vitamins and minerals, such as copper, fiber, magnesium, manganese, mono-saturated fat, and vitamin E, hazelnuts contain more folate than most nuts. A key nutrient during pregnancy, folate also helps prevent anemia. Hazelnut’s high levels of mono-saturated fat can significantly lower cholesterol levels, and with the most anti-inflammatory proanthocyanidin contest of any nut, hazelnuts help protect the heart and reduce the risk of blood clots and urinary tract infections.
This article is adapted from Good Health Lifestyles magazine Summer 2018 edition article Crazy for Nuts.
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Remember this article is for information only. Do not make any changes in your diet or lifestyle without first consulting with your preventive health care provider. We always pray for your prosperity and health, 3 John 2, blessings, Donna.