Did You Know – This Nutty Information


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1. Almondscontain more Vitamin E than any other nut. Essential for heart, nerve and muscle health. Good way to eat them is also pure almond butter on apple slices.

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2. Walnuts – The best way to purchase walnuts are while they are still in the shell. Walnuts are ideal for athletes due to the anti inflammatory monounsaturated fats. They also contain alpha-linoleic acid, which are good for joints and boosts mood. Researchers have also found the antioxidant compounds in walnuts detoxify potential carcinogens in the body.

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3. Pine nutsThese are natures only source of Pinoleic acid, which stimulates hormones that reduce appetite. This nut is also packed with b group vitamins copper which helps transport oxygen and immune boosting vitamin E and magnesium for muscular aches, pains and cramps.

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4. Pistachio NutsPistachios are a great choice for sportspeople. They contain 7 amino acids which are the bodies building blocks for protein and muscle. They also are vital for the eyes as they contain lutein and zeaxanthin. They are also loaded with calcium and magnesium.

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5. Cashews Cashews provide approximately 20 per cent of most Women’s recommended iron intake. Cashews are rich in magnesium to regulate nerve and muscle tone, and phytosterols, phytonutrients that block cholesterol absorption and lower cholesterol levels.

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6. Brazil Nuts It is important to refrigerate these nuts to keep them fresh. They have a high content of heart-healthy fats so the spoil easily. They are very high in selenium which is a trace mineral that reduces heat disease risk as well as anxiety and preventing fatigue. They are also a great source of magnesium, calcium, immune boosting zinc and iron. An all-rounder I would say and a good thing to have in the fridge for small snacks.

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7. Coconuts Coconut water is one of the most balanced sources of natural electrolytes, making it a wonderful drink for staying hydrated. Coconuts are also full of nutrients to ward off high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

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  1. I really like that nuts are so good for you. I used to snack on them all the time at work, particularly almonds and walnuts. Unfortunately, I found the almonds are especially high in salicylates. As I was getting a lot of ringing in my ears, I eliminated almonds ( and dried apricots) Voila! Tinnitis stopped. I can still tolerate them, just not very often. Thanks for great information.

    • lesleyvoth

      Thanks so much for your comment. That was interesting about the almonds causing ringing in your ears. I have trouble with ‘Vertigo’ and I eat almonds a lot so you may have something there. Will give almonds a miss for a while and see if it makes a difference.

      Once again Thank You
      Lesley Voth

  2. Reblogged this on Something to Ponder About and commented:
    Natural foods and delicious too. Incorporate some nuts into your diet today. Pine nuts are especially great.

  3. Reblogged this on Best Acne Pill Treatment for Men and Women 2013 and commented:
    I love eating nuts because they are very healthy for your skin and overall health.

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