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Surprising Health Benefits of Nuts & Seeds:

Surprising Health Benefits of Nuts & Seeds:

I love nuts and seeds. I think I must have been a bird in a past life. Good thing, too, as they are Powerfoods! Don’t Be So Scared of the Fat: A Nurses Health Study found that nurses who ate nuts five times a week had less heart disease and on average were thinner compared with those who did not eat nuts. The trick is to eat small quantities of nuts in their more natural state – this means without salt or sugar – and preparing them properly. 5 Benefits of Nuts and Seeds: Best plant sources of protein. The American Cancer Association is recommending a plant-based diet for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer. An ounce of nuts provides 6 g of protein on average. Filled with heart healthy fat . They contain healthful mono- and polyunsaturated fats which are essential in managing inflammation and maintaining the normal structure of every body cell. People who co...

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