Sometimes you feel like a nut ... Sometimes you don't

But you should!

The FDA in a 2003 issued a “qualified health claim” for peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans and pistachios and allowed producers to add this claim that "eating a diet that includes one ounce of nuts daily can reduce your risk of heart disease.”

 

That’s because nuts are loaded with all of the good stuff our body needs like:

• Protein

• Vitamins, antioxidants and Minerals

• Fiber

• Mono-unsaturated Fat (the good fat)


Eating a handful of nuts gives you energy and can lower cholesterol.


They make a good addition to salads, cereal, fruits and vegetables and adds a kick to yogurt.

 

But be careful, Brazilian nuts, and the decadent Macadamia nuts and the delightful Cashew are very high in fat. So, eat them sparingly.