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Alternatives Nuts are Healthy


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Although eating salted nuts can definitely be bad for you, eating unsalted nuts is definitely the reverse.

Eating two servings of nuts a week reduces your risk of dying from heart disease by 24%

Almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, peanuts, pistachios and walnuts all contain fat, but mostly it's monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are link with lowering the so-called "bad" cholesterol.

People used to worry the nuts are fattening because of their calorie content, but research shows that they can give you a feeling of fullness that stops you wanting to snack on more fattening foods.

Nuts have lots of fibre, which helps your digestive system to keep in trim and are packed with vital protein, making a good source for vegetarians.

Many nuts are a good source of the B vitamins, which fuels your metabolism and helps protect your muscles.

Almonds are packed with vitamin E. and magnesium and research shows that they are also rich in antioxidants, which helps prevent strokes.

Walnuts are great to your heart, because of their omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, which give you healthy joints and power up brain functions.

Walnuts are also one of the best nuts to eat to boost your calcium levels.  Especially good news if you have a dairy allergy.

Cashew nuts help boost your immune system, and Brazil nuts are believed to guard against certain types of cancer