It’s a Nutty Idea

Nuts* Have Terrific
Health Benefits

Peanuts may be the favorite nut for kids, but a diet including walnuts, almonds, peanuts, cashews, pistachios, pecans, and pine nuts will improve your family’s overall health.

Nuts have healthy fats and combined with protein, vitamin and minerals, it is a healthy addition to your family’s diet. Nuts improves blood flow, decreases the cholesterol level and reduces the chance of heart attack or any other cardiovascular diseases.

Nutty Over Nuts
It is recommended that children consume nuts regularly to ensure healthy growth. Nuts are full of antioxidants. Because they are normally grown inside a shell, these antioxidants are rather unique compared to antioxidants from fruits or vegetable, which are in direct contact with the environment.

Ben always takes nuts with him when he goes fishing.

Nuts strengthen the immune system and decrease the risk of any kind of virus or bacterial infection. Regular intake of nuts ensures the reduction of the free radicals. The internal system and organs will have less chance of pollution and less risk of diseases like cancer or tumors.

Nuts are an excellent source of iron and calcium and can play vital role in the development of human bones and teeth. Nuts are high in fiber, which helps with the digestion process and can counteract constipation.

Nuts though are good sources of fiber, vitamin E, folic acid, copper, magnesium and the amino acid arginine. Nuts are the best dietary source of manganese and contain plant sterols, and are a good source of boron.

Nuts are the best source of plant protein. They are rich in fiber, phytonutrients, plant sterols, and antioxidants. Nuts are high in polyunsaturated fast, that’s omega-3, which lowers LDL cholesterol.

Hungry?
Try these tasty nutty ideas:

Nuts make a great snack. Because they are caloric dense and a handful of nuts will quickly stop those hunger pains.

Sprinkle chopped nuts on salads and steamed veggies.

Add a tablespoon or two of almond butter to a chocolate smoothie.

Make a nut butter sandwich.

Add chopped nuts to muffins.

Add zest to your stir-fry by tossing almonds or cashes into a wok.

Mixed finely chopped almonds or pecans with equal amount of bread crumbs and coat chicken or fish.

Tasty salad duos: Add pine nuts and orange slices; pecans and cooked beets; hazelnuts and pears; and cashews and apples.

Garnish a bowl of granola, fruit salad or rice pudding with chopped nuts.

Spread nut butter on a celery stick.

Add sliced almonds to yogurt or your morning cereal.

*Obviously, it goes without saying that nuts should not be eaten by anyone with an allergy to them.

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