Nuts: A Treasure Trove
As I have written in previous blog articles, nuts are a treasure trove of vitamin, minerals and antioxidants. The more often they are eaten, the more health benefits that are derived.
In a study printed in the New England Journal of Medicine researchers tracked more than 100,000 adults for 30 years. Those who ate nuts seven or more times per week were 20 percent less likely to drive of any cause during that time frame, compared to those who did not eat nuts..
Nuts can boost your health. The nutrients in nuts can prevent tumor growth, protect your heart and blood vessels, calm inflammation and limit cell damage from free radicals.
While nuts are very nutritious, they are high in calories. One ounce is a serving size. Below is are examples of 1-ounce servings:
· Six brazil nuts
· 14 walnut halves
· 18 cashews
· 19 pecan halves
· 21 hazelnuts
· 23 almonds
· 49 pistachios