Go Nuts!

Many people shy away from eating nuts because of their high fat content. Nuts are high in monounsaturated fat, which means it reduces bad cholesterol. They are also high in protein and many other vitamins and minerals. So, go nuts for nuts! They’re good for you!
A few handfuls of raw nuts as a snack food are completely satisfying and the protein and fat not only satisfy the hunger, but also give you lots of energy. Nuts also contain potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, zinc, vitamin E, selenium, copper, calcium and thiamin. By eating a variety of nuts, you will get important vitamins and minerals into your body.

Pecans are a good source of vitamin B1, protein, magnesium, oleic acid, and fiber. Also believed to have cancer-fighting agents.

Almonds contain calcium and magnesium for strong bones, vitamin E, and phytochemicals, which are believed to help protect against cardiovascular disease and even cancer!

Walnuts also contain several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, potassium, and magnesium. Walnuts added to the diet showed to significantly lower LDL cholesterol in a study.

Hazelnuts contain 6% calcium and 6% iron in addition to the protein and fats.

Brazil nuts are 17% protein, and very high in selenium- over 200 times more than in most foods. They also contain potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and Vitamin B.

Pistachios provide a good source of B vitamins essential for energy, protein metabolism, and the synthesis of red blood cells.


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