N IS FOR NUTS

Food - - Health-abet -

Nuts are an ex­cel­lent source of pro­tein and good fats. A great snack to keep you feel­ing full when you’re on the go, nuts also have many health ben­e­fits. In the US, five large hu­man epi­demi­o­log­i­cal stud­ies all found that nut con­sump­tion is linked to a lower risk for heart dis­ease. All nuts are a rich source of vi­ta­mins, min­er­als, fatty acids and amino acids. To get the best nuts for your buck, try macadamia nuts (high in good fats, vi­ta­min B1, mag­ne­sium and man­ganese), wal­nuts (high in omega-3s, cop­per and man­ganese) and al­monds. A Us-based study pub­lished in the Jour­nal of Agri­cul­tural and Food Chem­istry re­vealed that a 28g serv­ing of al­monds has a sim­i­lar amount of to­tal polyphe­nols as a cup of steamed broc­coli or green tea.

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