Thursday, October 30, 2008

Healthy diet? Get nutty.

Almonds, peanuts, pistachio, cashew, walnuts, hazelnuts etc. Who doesn't like nuts?, I only know few people who dislike nuts, Mainly because of health problems and they can't take it. but the rest just all love nuts. When you start eating, sometimes you just can't stop. It's hard to tell yourself. " okay go get 3 pieces only! " We usually end up with a handful or two handfuls or even three. There is nothing wrong with that As long as you have to know when to stop. Nuts are usually high in calories when taken in large amounts. You should at least eat 2 ounces of nuts a week.

You may want to add nuts in your diet but you have to balance it. when nuts are combined with other very healthy foods, The results can be surprisingly remarkable. You can try to switch your unhealthy snacks to nuts, such as potato chips or high calorie cookies and chocolates. Nuts may not cure any diseases directly but its a step or a way to help battle those illness.

Here are the lists of benefits you get from being nutty, i mean from eating nuts.

It has arginine, a substance that may help you improve the function of your blood vessels.

Nuts has mono- and polyunsaturated fats, which is good for the heart. So if you love your heart eat nuts.

the omega-3 usually found in walnuts, another helpful fat that helps heart problems.

And finally nuts may helps you lower cholesterol. Again, good nutrtion works best with a well balanced diet. So don't just grab some nuts and eat as much as you can. Balance it. ! happy eating!

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  1. I try to have a few nuts a day - I have a variety so I get a good balance of nutrients from them. They are really healthy but just avoid the ones with added fats, salt of flavourings.

  2. Hi,
    Very nice post with helpful information for us all! I am planning on getting more almonds, cashews and peanuts into my everyday healthy snacking. I do love my heart health. Wishing you a fun Happy Halloween! :-)

  3. I live on nuts! Raw almonds without the salt mainly but really they fill me up and I know how healthy they are!

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  5. Wow!! what a Delicious blog Almonds, peanuts, pistachio, cashew, walnuts, hazelnuts etc are really healthy diet which keeps you fine and good.Thank you for your blog.


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