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What Does Nut Nutrition Do For Me?

Aug 31, 2009

Nut nutrition provides value to your body and helps to keep you healthy. Whether you eat them as a snack, use them as a topping on salads or prefer them lightly toasted, including nuts in your diet is a must for anyone concerned about their health.

The US Food and Drug Administration allows the labels of many nuts to state that eating 1.5 ounces of nuts per day may reduce the risk of heart disease. Additionally, many researchers have found that diets rich in fat from nuts have been shown to help with weight control.

Some nutrients associated with eating nuts include:

  • phosphorus
  • zinc
  • protein
  • fiber
  • magnesium 
  • manganese

This is what the nutrients of nuts can do for you:

1.     Improves Your Heart Health

Nuts are high in unsaturated fat that helps to lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol. Nuts are commonly recommended in a dietary plan proven to reduce blood pressure.

2.     Helps Control Your Weight

Eating nuts daily can help prevent weight gain and even promote weight loss, as long as you keep your overall calorie intake controlled. The protein and fat in nuts help you feel full, and therefore you eat less.

3.     Helps Prevent Diabetes

In one study, women who ate 5 or more 1 ounce servings of nuts per week reduced their risk of type 2 diabetes by 30% (compared to those that never ate nuts).

4.     Delivers Nutritional Value

Made up of all sorts of different nutrients, different nuts contain omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, folate and are naturally cholesterol and sodium free.

Enjoy nuts any time of the day and get started on improving your health!

 

 

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