THEY HAVE HEALTH BENEFITS
Maybe I’m trying to justify eating one of my favorite foods. If so, there are plenty of reasons to appreciate nuts. This post will list many of the health benefits of nuts and end with Online sources for them.
Nuts are nutrient-dense foods with a rich composition of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and other bioactive compounds.
The specific nutrient content of nuts can vary among the different types. The general benefits are listed below.
Healthy fats. Nuts are a good source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which include Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. These fats are heart-healthy and can lower LDL cholesterol levels.
Protein. Nuts contain protein, which makes them a valuable plant – based source. This is especially for those who follow vegan or vegetarian diet plans.
Fiber. Nuts are rich in dietary fiber. This aids in digestion, helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels and promotes a feeling of fullness (which can help in weight management).
Vitamins. Nuts include vitamin E, which has antioxidant properties and helps protect cells from damage. They also provide vitamin B, such as folate, niacin and riboflavin.
Minerals. Nuts are a good source of minerals, such as magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, and selenium. These play essential roles in bone health and immune function.
Heart health. Regular consumption of nuts is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. The healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants contribute to improved cardiovascular fitness.
Brain health. The Omega 3 fatty acids found in certain nuts, such as walnuts, are associated with cognitive function and may contribute to brain health.
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Some of the links will show gift baskets, appropriate for the upcoming holiday season.
Holiday gift basket. Large or extra large
Kirkland’s family mixed nuts. 40 ounces.
Girt basket. Variety of nine types of nuts.
Healthy trail mix packs. 24 packages.
From a different source:
Nuts.com. Check the deals.
Even though we may be “nutty for nuts” and even though they are loaded with health benefits, we need to be careful with portion control. They are calorie dense.
Including a variety of nuts in our diets and enjoying them in moderation can contribute to a well- rounded and nutritious eating plan.
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Let’s stay healthy!