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Raw/Organic Nut News: Health benefits of pistachios!

Raw/Organic Nut News: Health benefits of pistachios!

Pistachios..the little nut with much health benefits! Vitamin E has been shown to provide a degree of protection against certain forms of cancer. Findings presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference suggest that a handful of pistachios every day in one’s diet may decrease the risk of developing lung cancer, as well as other diseases. We have reported in other blogs about the antioxidant qualities of pistachios and other nuts. Pistachios (and  pecans, […]

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Raw & Organic Nut News: Pistachios ~ the happy nut

Raw & Organic Nut News: Pistachios ~ the happy nut

Did you know pistachio nuts are seed fruits of the pistachio tree (Pistacia vera) and a close relative of cashews (kissing cousins- I hear). Pistachios aren’t actually nuts. Pistachio “nuts” are actually seeds of red or yellow plum-like fruits whose flesh is removed during processing. However, everyone calls them a nut because they look like “nuts” and are in the cashew family! Pistachios are called “the smiling nut” or “smiling pistachio” in Iran and the Middle East and “the happy […]

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Raw Nut News: 10 super foods for your diet

Raw Nut News: 10 super foods for your diet

Some foods are especially good at protecting the brain’s delicate nerve cells and blood vessels from the damage that accompanies aging. These foods help eliminate the renegade oxygen molecules (free radicals) spun off as the brain goes about the business of the mind. Also, the foods that are smart for the brain are also good for the heart because both rely on a steady oxygen supply. Blueberries Sweet wild blueberries are bursting with antioxidants, which mop up nasty free radicals. […]

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Raw nuts…. food for the sex Gods

Raw nuts…. food for the sex Gods

Can certain foods stimulate or affect our sexual health. According to the research, foods like celery, raw oysters, bananas, avocado, fig and some spicy foods as well as most nuts, can benefit our sexual health in many ways! According to the article,  nuts are an “excellent source of essential fatty acids, nuts are known to give your passion a hike. Rich in several kinds of minerals, they are pretty good for reproduction and sexual health. Almonds, in particular, are known […]

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Raw Nut News: How nuts benefit diabetes

Raw Nut News: How nuts benefit diabetes

By now most of us know the benefits of nuts for the heart, but it’s also possible that they are beneficial foods for individuals with diabetes. According to some research, studies have shown that consuming tree nuts, in conjunction with other dietary changes, improves glycemic control in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Consuming nuts not only appears to improve blood sugar levels in individuals with non-insulin dependent (type 2), diabetes, but also improves blood cholesterol levels in these individuals. According […]

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Raw Organic Almonds ~ for the young at heart!

Raw Organic Almonds ~ for the young at heart!

Everyone has their favorite and nuts have significant health benefits for all ages, so let’s talk about almonds A small handful of almonds gives you almost 25% percent of your daily needs for magnesium, and more bone-strengthening calcium as an equal amount of cow milk! Almonds are also high in many antioxidants, such as vitamin E and selenium. Studies show that almonds may play and important role in preventing colon cancer due to their high fiber content. Almonds also help […]

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Are you nuts about dieting- here is some raw nut news!

Are you nuts about dieting- here is some raw nut news!

Nuts and seeds provide protein, so you will feel fuller longer, which makes them a perfect snack for athletes- as it keeps your energy levels elevated. They can be high in fat, but it’s mostly monounsaturated, a healthy kind of fat. Also, nuts and seeds, although calorie-dense, are great snack-options for dieters. This is because they satisfy the appetite and offer useful amounts of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber – all of which help to maintain an efficient metabolism and […]

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Raw walnuts ~ see how beneficial they are!

Raw walnuts ~ see how beneficial they are!

Walnuts are unique among nuts, they contain the highest amount of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant-based omega-3 essential fatty acid required by the human body. Our bodies cannot make omega-3 fats, we must get them through food. Most, if not all of us lack sufficient amounts of this essential fatty acid. We need omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal body functions, such as controlling blood clotting and building cell membranes in the brain. There have been numerous clinical studies thatsuggest […]

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Nuts: Little nuggets of health

Nuts: Little nuggets of health

Like a lot of foods, nuts can be used in so many ways. They are an ingredient in so many dishes. They mix so well with veggies and can add a distinct flavor to whatever it is that you are creating. With all the different style’s of food and preparations that span our globe nuts have always been an integral part of our ancestral diet. We have seen almonds in particular, and other nuts as well, being used and added to compliment side dishes, […]

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Are raw almonds the ‘king’ of nuts?

Are raw almonds the ‘king’ of nuts?

Well, That depends on who you ask. Almonds historically have been known as king for many reasons and here are just a few: Almonds are nutrient-dense and quality supply of dietary fibre, calcium and magnesium. They can help: Build muscle -Low in Carbs- Curbs your appetite–Lower cholesterol –Fight Cancer However, “Walnuts rank above peanuts, almonds, pecans, pistachios and other nuts,” said lead researcher Joe Vinson, PhD of the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania. “A handful of walnuts contains almost twice as […]

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