Thursday, August 6, 2015

What Nut Is The Healthiest To Eat?

The type of nut you eat isn't that important, although some nuts have more heart-healthy nutrients and fats than do others. Walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, you name it, almost every type of nut has a lot of nutrition packed into a tiny tasty package. Remember, making nuts part of your everyday diet is the important thing to keep in mind.

Nuts have always been underrated as nutritious snacks, particularly raw tree nuts, such as almonds, cashews, walnuts, and more, which are linked to lower cholesterol, better heart health, weight control, and even a lower cancer risk.

Want to add years to your life? Go nuts! The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a study that showed people who ate a handful of mixed nuts on a daily basis were 20% less likely to die from heart diseases, cancer or other ailments. The New England Journal of Medicine study showed that as little as a handful (approximately one ounce) of nuts per day could be the difference between living to 80 and living to 90. It doesn’t matter what type you eat, but consider mixing them together or alternating which you eat to avoid boredom. Boredom is often the killer of trying to eat a more healthy diet.

The fountain of youth may not be full of water, but walnuts!

Look at this list of anti-aging benefits: Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which significantly boost memory and recall. They reduce inflammation and promote more relaxed, dilated blood vessels, which can turn back the time on heart disease. Walnuts make endothelium dysfunction (a condition of the inner arterial layer that instigates heart disease progression) more functional. They also lower your cholesterol and make your blood less likely to clot.

That perennial favorite baseball snack, the peanut, is an anti-aging grand slam. These tasty legumes contain resveratrol (also found in red wine and dark chocolate), which is a potent antioxidant known to help slow aging and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Peanuts also contain folic acid and vitamin E for improved brain health. Prefer your peanuts in butter form? Go ahead and indulge in the all-natural variety (look for “no added sugar” on the label) and enjoy a spread rich in vitamin E, niacin, folate, protein and manganese. Who knew PB&J was a superfood.

Pecans are a good source of various vitamins and minerals, including thiamin, magnesium, iron, zinc and vitamin E. They also contain around 3 grams of fiber per serving. Make sure you eat your pecans plain and not as part of a pie if you're concerned about calorie control. On the other hand, pecan pie does provide more fiber and other nutrients than other high-calorie desserts, such as fudge cake.

We could go on and on but if you are looking for the perfect wholesome and healthy nut gifts for a business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We sell only the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

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