Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Well, OK ... actually I want to let you know about how wonderful nuts are as a part of a healthy diet - especially walnuts. Recent research indicates that walnuts have the highest levels of anti-oxidants (twice as much as an equivalent amount of any other nut!). In addition, the quality or potency of the anti-oxidants are of superior quality to all other nuts.
Nuts provide healthy fats and high quality protein as well as vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.
Previous research indicates that nuts may decrease the risk of heart disease, certain kinds of cancer, Type 2 diabetes and other health problems.
Here's the recent research report and more information:
Bottom line: ALL nuts are good for you (remember serving size! nuts are calorically dense - but also nutrient dense!) So try to eat some each day for improved health! A handful is usually the right serving size. Peanut butter is included in the healthy nut category - even though it's a "ground nut". A serving of peanut butter is 2 tablespoons.