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Raw, Organic, & Nuts: Eating nuts to lose weight? Yes!

Raw, Organic, & Nuts: Eating nuts to lose weight? Yes!

Has pistachios finally come out of its shell? According to a Harvard study- pistachios as well as other nuts can help a person to lose weight . The recent study, by a Harvard School of Public Health, related eating potatoes with gaining weight. Yogurt and nuts, on a other hand, were compared with losing weight. Nuts are just packed with healthy fats and are a good source of protein and fiber, which can help to keep you satisfied longer. In […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Which nut has super antioxidant powers?

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Which nut has super antioxidant powers?

A recent study show that walnuts has up to 15 times more antioxidant potency than vitamin E, an oil known for its strong antioxidant effects. In addition, walnuts pack a lot of protein, in addition to vitamin and minerals and fiber. So what are antioxidants? Antioxidants are nutrients, such as (vitamins and minerals) as well as enzymes (proteins in your body that assist in chemical reactions). They are believed to play a role in preventing the development of chronic diseases. […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Raw vs roasted nut- what you should know!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Raw vs roasted nut- what you should know!

What is Acrylamide and why you should know about it The World Health Organization first began to look at the dangers of acrylamide in 2002 after the publication of a study in Sweden that linked acrylamide consumption with cancer. Since then, independent studies in the United States, and other European countries have confirmed the link between acrylamide consumption and risk of developing cancer. The issues with roasting, frying & baking Scientists have tested for possibly harmful levels of acrylamide, a […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Reasons to pine for pine nuts.

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Reasons to pine for pine nuts.

Crunchy, delicious & delicate pine nuts are small edible seeds of pine tree. They also offer many health benefits: Contain healthy amounts of essential minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc and selenium. excellent source of B-complex group of vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) and folates. High in antioxidants which help to protect the cells of your body from free radical damage. They contain lutein, an antioxidant that is crucial to the prevention of eye […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: 7 reasons to love pistachios

Raw, Organic & Nuts: 7 reasons to love pistachios

7 Reasons to love pistachios They offer a wealth of protein. They provide nutrients like copper, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and B6. Pistachios contain a lot of fiber ~ one ounce has more fiber than ½ cup  spinach and the same amount as an apple or orange. Pistachios are good for the eyes as they have high levels of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which can reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration. They are heart healthy. They improve its general […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Why Certified Organic is the way to go!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Why Certified Organic is the way to go!

We have all seen the USDA label on certain foods- but what assurances does this certification offer. Basically, foods are produced without antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, irradiation or bioengineering. In addition organic farmers are required to adhere to certain soil and water conservation methods and to rules about the humane treatment of animals. If a food bears a USDA Organic label, it means it’s produced and processed according to the USDA standards and that at least 95 percent of the food’s […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Nuts can increase serotonin levels!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Nuts can increase serotonin levels!

Studies have linked nuts to better health and weight loss benefits for a variety of reasons. A new study from Spain is linking nuts to higher serotonin levels. Serotonin, is known for lessening feelings of hunger and improving mood. The study also provides the first evidence in humans of the beneficial effects of nut consumption in reducing levels of substances in the body associated with inflammation and other cardiovascular risk factors according to researchers. Over a 12-week period, the researchers […]

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Raw, Organic and Nuts: The year of the pansy!

Raw, Organic and Nuts: The year of the pansy!

If you a wildflower stalker, then you are probably aware of the many edible flowers and plants at your disposal. One of our favorites is pansy. You can grow these hardy beautiful flowers or find them in the wild. They are used to treat a wide array of health problems and diseases and many folk remedies include them. Pansies contain salicylates which act as an anti-inflammatory . They also contain rutin, a bioflavonoid studied for its benefits to the cardiovascular […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: 6 reasons to love macadamias

Raw, Organic & Nuts: 6 reasons to love macadamias

Macadamias   * A one ounce serving size of macadamia nuts provides a high amount of healthy fats, a low amount of carbohydrates, moderate protein and no cholesterol or sodium. * Macadamia nuts have sweet taste and are rich source of energy, provide about 718 cal/100 g, one of the highest among nuts. * They are also rich in many important B-complex vitamins, vital for body functions. 100 g of nuts provide 15% of niacin, 21% of pyridoxine (vit.B-6), 100% […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Avocado Fries Recipe

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Avocado Fries Recipe

AVOCADO FRIES Total Preparation Time: 45-60 minutes Yield: 2 servings, as a side dish Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado, sliced in half from the stem end and pitted 1 small handful (3/8ths to 1/4 cup) sunflower seeds 1 small handful (1/2 to 3/4 dozen)Living Nutz Zesty Almond Bliss flavor raw almonds Directions: Grind the seeds and nuts, together, in a small spice grinder or mini food processor until they are small bits or even powdery. Turn out onto a flat dish.With […]

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