October is a great month to go nuts
This month, nut fans around the world celebrate International Nut Day (October 22) and all that makes nuts a great food.
are high in fat, but much of it is the hearthealthy variety.
have a high antioxidant content, and are also a good source of monounsaturated, heart-friendly fats, and Omega-3. Studies show they help to lower the bad form of cholesterol (LDL).
are a good source of folate, which plays a key role in keeping homocysteine within normal levels. Homocysteine is an amino acid which has been associated with heart problems and conditions like Parkinson’s. Nuts (and seeds) are a filling, low carbohydrate, protein-rich food and make a great breakfast. Check out our lazy granola recipe on our website: www.thisnzlife.co.nz – search for ‘lazy granola'.