Walnuts - Overview

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People have a predictable response when they learn that nuts are a SuperFood. Most say, “I can’t eat nuts: they’re too fattening. I can’t even have nuts in the house. If they are around, I eat them.” These responses are understandable; nuts are just plain delicious.

Certainly nuts are high in calories, but they have extraordinary health benefits and are an important addition to your diet. And we’ll give you some tips on how to enjoy them judiciously so you won’t get fat. First a simple fact: Eating a handful of nuts about five times a week will reduce your chances of getting a heart attack by at least 15 percent and possibly as much as 51 percent. That’s how powerful nuts are.

As a new nutritional era emerges that moves well beyond macronutrients like fat and protein and into the exciting world of phytonutrients, nutritionists are rediscovering these little nutrition powerhouses. We can safely say that nuts will play an important role in maximizing the human health span during this century.

It’s a simple if astounding fact: people who eat nuts regularly can enjoy a significant reduction in their risk of developing coronary heart disease. They’ll also reduce their risk of diabetes, cancer, and a host of other chronic ailments.


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