I am a friend to all nuts and seeds! I try not to play favorites and discriminate against any one in particular. But i’ll admit, almonds do hold a special place in my heart. Maybe it’s because almond butter is a staple item in my pantry, or the past two nights i’ve dreamt of the almond pesto I made this week… I love how diverse and versatile nuts are. You can eat, roast, season, grind, mix, or chop them to use in so many ways.
Nuts can be very beneficial for you, when eaten in moderation. They’re stocked with essentials minerals like magnesium, zinc, calcium and phosphorus that are needed for bone development, immunity and energy production!
Happiest nut for your Brain: Peanuts – High in folate, a mineral essential for brain development that helps to protect against cognitive decline. Boosting both healthy fats and vitamin E.
Happiest nut for your Heart: Walnuts – With high amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA), an element that has proven to help heart arrhythmisas. Their heart-healthy omega-3 fats effectively help to reduce inflammation and oxidation in the arteries.
Happiest Nut for Men: Brazil Nuts, Pecans – Brazil nuts are high in selenium, an antioxidant that helps protect against prostate cancer, among other diseases. Pecans are loaded with betasitosterol, a plant steroid that helps relieve symptoms of prostate related conditions.
Happiest Nut for Women: Brazil Nuts – Their high level of the antioxidant, selenium, plays a positive role in preventing breast cancer.
Happiest Nut for Disease Prevention: Almonds – Relatively low in calories, almonds have more calcium than nay other nut! They contain an antioxidant (vitamin E) that helps fight dangerous inflammation and other health conditions like lung disease.
Happiest Way to Eat Nuts: Nuts ar great to eat when you’re having carbohydrates like fruit or juice, because it helps slow down digestions and the breakdown of sugar. So sprinkle on a salad, add to your greek yogurt, or spread a nut butter on slices of apple or pear! Or just enjoy them the old fashion way and make your own trail mix. (:
Happy Nuts. Happy Body. Happy Hemp.