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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Why eating fruit before meals is much better

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Why eating fruit before meals is much better

  A lifestyle and integrative medicine physician, explains that fruits should be eaten 30 minutes before meals….as opposed to after meals, like dessert. Why eating fruit before meals is much better thumbnail courtesy of abs-cbnnews.com

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Raw, Organic & Nuts : Super~food Blueberries for health benefits

Raw, Organic & Nuts : Super~food Blueberries for health benefits

In the state of Maine we have incredibly potent and indigenous wild edibles. There are many different varieties of edible seaweeds, medicinal mushrooms, alkaline greens and my favorite, berries! And of all the berries that exist within the state of Maine there are those that are the most famous of all, Wild Maine blueberries! There is a reason why the wild blueberry is the most well known of all Maine berries. Their distinctive taste and rich dark blue color (the […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Walnuts may improve cognitive functioning

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Walnuts may improve cognitive functioning

Can Walnuts Improve Cognitive Ability? A Recent UCLA Study Suggests that it does! If nature gives us any indication as to which of her foods will benefit specific body parts then it is certain that she gave us walnuts to feed our brain! With its right and left hemispheres, it’s upper cerebrum and lower cerebellum there is no doubt that the walnut looks like a miniature brain. Even the folds and wrinkles that cover a walnut are strikingly similar to […]

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Raw, Organic and Nuts: Almonds for headaches?

Raw, Organic and Nuts: Almonds for headaches?

Headaches seem to be a common human condition. Some of us get them more frequently and more intensely. We also find relief in different ways. Some hit the meds, and some meditate or find other stress relieving techniques. How many people find relief in foods? So it was with much interest when we found out that almonds contain a natural pain-killing agent called salicin. Salicin is an anti-inflammatory agent that is produced from the Willow bark. This agent is also […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Walnuts importance for brain function!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Walnuts importance for brain function!

Walnuts are an excellent plant source for omega-3 fatty acids. They also look like the brain ~ think about it! Omega 3 Omega 3 -also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs),  plays a crucial role in brain function as well as normal growth and development. Three of the important omega-3 fatty acids are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). After you eat them, your body converts ALA (linolic acid) to EPS and DHA. Omega-3 fatty acid  in […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Is organic food healthier?

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Is organic food healthier?

Here at Living Nutz, we are serious about organic. Being a certified organic company means that any ingredient for our products must be sourced back to certified organic farmers…that is reassuring for us and for our consumers. Recent studies suggest there are major differences between organic and conventional food with respect to taste, nutrition and  health. For example, in 1 study, organic foods were rated nutritionally superior in 61% the cases tested. They were higher in polyphenols (a type of […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Healthy Oils in Nuts

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Healthy Oils in Nuts

Basically- there are 2 types of oil Saturated fats These fats are among the most common and the most harmful fats in our diet. They are derived from animal products such as meat, dairy and eggs. But they are also found in some plant-based sources such as coconut, palm and palm kernel oils. These fats are solid at room temperature. Diets high in this fat are associated with higher risks of heart disease, certain cancers and stroke and can raise […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: 10 plus reasons to eat organic

Raw, Organic & Nuts: 10 plus reasons to eat organic

Listing 10 reasons to go organic is not very hard to do. Environmental toxins are all around us and many times we are unable to escape or have control over them. Choosing organic products to consume, wear, or use is one avenue that will have a positive impact on your body and the environment. Organic. org came out with a list about why consuming organic food is important: Reduce The Toxic Load: Keep Chemicals Out of the Air, Water, Soil […]

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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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