Nutricity Thursday

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Healthy Living

On track for healthy living…what’s nuts got to do with it. Nuts are one of the best plant sources of protein. They are rich in fiber, Phytonutrients and antioxidants such as Vitamin E and selenium. Nuts are also high in plant sterols and fat – but mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (omega 3 – the good fats) which have all been shown to lower LDL cholesterol. Most people think that nuts are high in calories and fat… and they are right! A few handfuls of nuts a day is all you need. I have a tray of cashews, pecans & almonds on my kitchen counter. They are great in between meals. If you can restrain yourself from overeating them, nuts can definitely be a part of a healthy diet. Think “Nutricity For Beauty”.

In 2003, the FDA approved the following health claim for 7 kinds of nuts

Bottom Line: FDA only approved the heart health claim for almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, some pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts as these nuts contain less than 4gof saturated fats per 50g.

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