Nuts about Health!

One of my favorite snacks is Marcona Almonds. I also love cashews, walnuts, and macadamia nuts.

Nuts are a vegetarian’s dream since they contain protein. They are also rich in Fiber, Vitamin E, Selenium, and Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
1. Fiber- Increases bulk in digestive tract and increases regularity
2. Vitamin E- may help to prevent or delay diseases caused by free radicals in the body such as cancer and heart disease
3. Selenium- may help prevent cancer, heart disease, and inflammatory diseases
4. Omega 3 Fatty Acids- may reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. They are also important for memory.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, eating about a handful (1.5 ounces) a day of nuts may reduce your risk of heart disease. Nuts are high in fat so it is important not to overeat them. One ounce of almonds contains 14 grams of fat and 163 calories. Enjoy them with some fruit or on top of salads!

In Health,
Tricia

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