November 2012 Issue
Go Nuts for Health!
Munch on a handful of tree nutsfrom almonds to walnutsevery day for flavor and health potential.
Not so long ago, nutrition experts cautioned people to avoid nuts, as they were considered a fatty food. During the fat-free era of the 80s, people across the country shunned fatno matter its source. Now health researchers have come full circle, understanding that the type of fat is far more important than how much fat you eat. Research supports that healthy fatsmonounsaturated fat (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fat (PUFA)actually lower your risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. And a body of evidence has accumulated on the health benefits of tree nutsalmonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnutswhich provide an excellent source of MUFAs, PUFAs and other health-protective nutrients.
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