Nuts Are Good for You
Timeless Nutrition Tip
Many people love nuts for their unique and rich flavor. But did you know that nuts have excellent nutritional qualities and that they help your body ward off harmful diseases?
Take a look at the following types of nuts and what they have to offer:
Almonds and hazelnuts contain a good amount of folate, which protects against cancer and heart disease.
Pecans and walnuts contain E gamma-tocopherol, which lowers the risk of heart disease.
Cashews and Brazil nuts help protect against cancer.
Regardless of their benefits, though, nuts are relatively high in fat . The good news is that it's unsaturated fat, like the kind found in olive oil. Unsaturated fat has been found to actually help lower your cholesterol.
A Note on Peanut Butter
Research shows that peanut butter's monounsaturated fats, eaten as the main fat in a sensible diet, can lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes. It can also help you lose weight!
Low Calorie Hazelnut Sweet Treat: Cut a fiber-rich pear in half and roast it in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes; drizzle on your favorite dessert wine or Dark Chocolate Sauce and top it with some chopped toasted hazelnuts.