It’s Time You Went Nuts

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By: Bob Livingston

If nuts don’t comprise a significant portion of your diet, they should.

Nuts provide the minerals calcium, magnesium and potassium in abundance. Together with a low sodium intake, these minerals are crucial to bone health and also protect against arterial hypertension, insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease.

Nuts are also known to help reduce the risk of gallstones, inflammation and some cancers.

What kind of nuts are best? Most all of the popular tree nuts. These include:

  • Almonds.
  • Hazelnuts.
  • Walnuts.
  • Pistachios.
  • Cashews.
  • Pecans.
  • Macadamia.
  • Brazil Nuts.

And don’t forget peanuts. While technically a legume, peanuts provide all the benefits of the listed tree nuts. And butters or spreads created from the nuts are just as beneficial as well, and all are quite tasty.

H/T: Newport Natural Health

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