Tuesday, May 10, 2011

did you know: 3 raw nuts

"The American Heart Association recommends consuming four servings of nuts per week for the best health benefits." - www.livestrong.com

Here are 3 nuts that contain great nutrients and natural remedies!

Rich in vitamins, minerals, protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants. An energy boost. Contain heart healthy fats which can help lower cholesterol. Good source of calcium and magnesium. Good source of fiber (which is great for weight loss!). Also eating a few after meals can help reduce heartburn.

Contain heart healthy fats which can help lower cholesterol. High in copper, which promotes good brain health (2 handfuls can have the same affect as a dose of Prozac!), healthy hair, skin, eyes, connective tissue, and can reduce symptoms of arthritis. Also good source of magnesium, which promotes healthy bones, and regulates calcium, muscles, and nerves.

High in protein and fiber. Good source of zinc, which is essential for wound healing, sense of smell, and the immune system. Contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which promotes healthy brain function and memory. A deficiency can result in poor memory, dry skin, depression, and fatigue.

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