ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Scientifically-designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases

Is Magnesium the Missing Link in Your Heart Healthy Routine?

More evidence for calorie restriction’s longevity effect

Supplementation with vitamin D associated with improved testosterone, erectile function among middle...

A Little Zinc Goes a Long Way

Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache

VIDEO: The Best Brain Foods That Help Increase Your Memory!

Get the Most From Your Green Tea

Iron (And More) For Lasting, Natural Energy

Metabolic syndrome increases the need for vitamin E

 
Print Page
Email Article

Think Twice Before You Nix Nuts from Your Diet

  [ 15 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • June 2, 2003


It's true that nuts are generally high in calories and fat, but eaten in moderation as part of a healthy diet, these nutrient-dense nuggets offer potential health benefits, according to the June issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter.

Nuts have a lot of nutrients in relation to calories. Some nuts are good sources of thiamin, niacin, phosphorus and folate. Others are excellent sources of selenium, copper, magnesium and manganese. They are also rich in flavonoids. These antioxidants help reduce by-products in the body that may contribute to cancer and cardiovascular disease. For their size, nuts are one of the best plant sources of protein.

In general, nuts are high in fat -- in most cases, more than 75 percent of their calories are from fat. But most of the fats are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, the fats that don't appear to increase blood cholesterol.

Several studies suggest that when substituted for saturated fat, nuts may help reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol -- the "bad" cholesterol. And a number of studies report that people who eat nuts regularly have a lower risk of heart disease than people who don't eat nuts.

To eat nuts healthfully, try substituting an ounce of nuts for an ounce of meat. Instead of roast beef on whole wheat bread for lunch, try a natural nut butter on bread. Add crunch to salad by sprinkling on nuts instead of croutons. Chopped nuts add crunch and flavor to yogurts, cereals and even the tops of casseroles.



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Ultra ATP+, Double Strength

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

Looking for Energy? Turn to Plants. Looking for Energy? Turn to Plants.
Coenzyme Q10 - The Energy Maker Coenzyme Q10 - The Energy Maker
The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12 The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12
The New Dual Activation Pain Relief Cream The New Dual Activation Pain Relief Cream
Quercetin: Natural Support for Allergy & Inflammation Relief and More Quercetin: Natural Support for Allergy & Inflammation Relief and More

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map