Consumers Of Tree Nuts More Likely To Eat Healthier

A new study* , in the open access journal Nutrients, compares the nutrient adequacy and diet quality of those who consume tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts), and non-tree nut consumers in a nationally representative population. Tree nut consumption was associated with better nutrient adequacy for most … Continue reading Consumers Of Tree Nuts More Likely To Eat Healthier

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Almonds: Health Benefits, Facts, Research

Almonds are packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber, and are associated with a number of health benefits. Just a handful of almonds, approximately one ounce, contains one-eighth of our necessary daily protein. Almonds may be eaten on their own, raw or toasted. They are also the ingredients of several different dishes. Almonds are available … Continue reading Almonds: Health Benefits, Facts, Research

Pumpkin Seeds: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Pumpkin seeds are an edible seed typically roasted for consumption. They are a common ingredient in Mexican cuisine and are also often eaten as an individual snack. The seeds of the pumpkin are also commonly referred to as pepitas, Spanish for "little seed of squash." Nutritional breakdown of pumpkin seeds According to the US Department … Continue reading Pumpkin Seeds: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Walnuts Are Tops For Your Diet

So you never met a nut you didn't like. You love your cashews and pistachios, your Brazilians and pecans. Did you know, however, that walnuts are the best source of antioxidants and bad chemical element defenders made by nature on the planet? "Walnuts rank above peanuts, almonds, pecans, pistachios and other nuts. A handful of … Continue reading Walnuts Are Tops For Your Diet

Cashews: Nutritional Information, Health Benefits

Cashews are a type of nut with a soft consistency and sweet flavor. They are native to South America, specifically Brazil, and were introduced by colonists to Africa and India; these regions are the largest producers of cashews today. Cashews are sold both raw or roasted, and salted or unsalted. Cashews have recently been used … Continue reading Cashews: Nutritional Information, Health Benefits