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Have you ever sat down with a bag of mixed nut or Grabeez, and half an hour later you realized they are gone? Nuts are such an addicting snack and wouldn’t it be nice if they were good for you too? Well the good news is that they are, as shown by many studies. Statistics show that eating nuts on a regular basis can reduce the risk of heart attack up to 60%. Why are nuts so good for your health?
While it’s true that nuts contain high levels of fat, it is mostly unsaturated fat. Unsaturated fat is good for you, we need it in our diets. It helps lower LDL, or bad cholesterol, and it helps us maintain good cholesterol, or HDL. There is also a lot of other nutrients pack in nuts, including high levels of protein, Vitamin E, zinc, Calcium and Magnesium. Each nut has it’s own specific health benefits as well described in Tropical Foods Nuts & Seeds Fun Facts. Peanuts are high in protein. Walnuts have omega 3 fatty acids. Nuts contain high levels of fiber, which many people don’t get enough of in their diets. Nut oils are also a good way to reduce some fat in your diet. Peanut oil can be substituted in many instances, and the taste difference is negligible.
Nuts are also a good addition to a healthy diet. Rather than having a bag of chips, have a handful of mixed nuts. By eating nuts, you will feel more full and the health benefits are better than processed snacks. Nuts are good to have on you at all times because they are easy to eat, and just a handful or two can help curb hunger for hours. You will find that you’re not as hungry at meal times if you regularly snack on healthy nuts.
Some things you will want to keep in mind is that nuts, like anything else, need to be eaten in moderation. Many nuts come salted and can add extra sodium. Tropical Foods offers a variety of raw unsalted nuts, offering more health benefits and can be a fresh options which is always better.
Nuts are a great food to snack on and can easily be included in a variety of diets. Learn how to include nuts into your meals by browse Tropical Foods healthy living recipes. They have been a staple of human diets for a long time, and continue to provide great nutrition to all who enjoy eating them. Tropical Foods is a food manufacturer, importer and distributor of bulk and packaged snacks & specialty foods.
This entry was posted on Monday, February 6th, 2012 at 9:21 am.