Go Nuts!

In the past, dieters used to avoid nuts due to their high-fat
content. But, research has proven that healthy fats in a
moderate serving of nuts can provide many health benefits. Nuts
are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, and healthy
omega-3 fatty acids. A diet that includes one ounce (about ¼ cup)
of nuts daily has been found to lower the risk of heart disease.
They also help lower your LBL (bad) cholesterol. Because of their
higher concentration of fats, they can make you feel full longer. A
great reason to have a small handful for a snack.
The healthiest and most commonly eaten nuts include almonds,
walnuts, pecans, pistachios, hazelnuts, and peanuts. Choose raw or
dry roasted nuts with no sugar, sodium, or other additives. You
can roast your own raw nuts and sprinkle them with turmeric,
cinnamon, or cocoa powder for varied flavor. Many nuts are made
into spreadable butters. This can provide a meatless source of
protein and make sandwich making a breeze. Keep the serving size
of these nut butters to 1-2 tablespoons. With all these health
benefits feel free to go nuts for nuts!

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