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8 Nuts to Go Nuts Over

Daily Health Tips update for March 16:

The benefits of nuts are well known—promote weight loss, lower disease risk, improve heart health and more. Try these nut varieties today!

  1. Walnuts. These nuts feature the most antioxidants and lots of omega-3s, which can fight inflammation. They can also reduce PMS symptoms.
  2. Almonds. Fiber and vitamin E help make this nut healthy. They can help with weight loss, blood sugar and raising the levels of good bacteria in your stomach.
  3. Cashews. The iron, zinc and magnesium found in this nut can help prevent anemia, improve immune and vision health, and improve memory.
  4. Pecans. For those looking for heart-healthy foods, pecans pack antioxidants that can help prevent plaque in your arteries.
  5. Brazil Nuts. One serving of these nuts can deliver more than 100% of your RDI of selenium, which may help boost immune health.
  6. Macadamia Nuts. For the greatest amount of MUFAs (heart-healthy monounsaturated fats), try macadamia nuts.
  7. Pistachios. At less than 4 calories per nut, pistachios are a great snack for those trying to keep a healthy weight. They also have potassium and vitamin B6.
  8. Hazelnuts. For vitamin E and monounsaturated fats, hazelnuts are a good choice. They can improve heart health and maintain healthy skin.

Source: Everyday Health

 

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