Today I am launching "Food Fact Friday's" on my FB page. I realized that over time, these posts are going to get buried! I want to keep a good record of them, for those who want to see what the previous posts were, so I am including them here on my blog as well!
Food Fact Friday's will highlight a food and we will talk about things such as health benefits, unique qualities and interesting facts about it. Enjoy!
Let’s start with NUTS!
I found a good article on the benefits of incorporating nuts into your diet...
Here are some of the highlights: "One meta-analysis of 33 studies found that diets high in nuts do not significantly affect weight gain or weight loss (1). Yet, despite having little effect on weight, many studies have shown that people who eat nuts live longer than those who don't". The article suggests that this may be due to "their ability to help prevent a number of chronic diseases (2, 3, 4, 5)." (But this could simply relate to healthy user bias).
It's important to note that it's best to eat nuts raw (even better if they are sprouted). You could also toast them in the oven at a temperature below 350°F (175°C). Next best: Dry-roasted nuts.
Avoid: nuts roasted in vegetable and seed oils.
Check out the NutHut Organics or Real Raw Food for your nut (and seed) needs!