Walnuts, almonds, pecans and other nuts are healthy snacks with many health benefits. They are packed with selenium, vitamin E and chromium which work with insulin to help the body effectively utilize glucose for energy. They are also good sources of protein and carbohydrate. However, nuts are high in fat, but the fat in most nuts is healthy, monounsaturated fat, which can help lower blood cholesterol. In addition, research studies have shown that many different nuts are helpful in reducing the risk of cancer and elevated blood pressure.
(Source: American Dietetic Association)
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