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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Will all tree nuts be pasteurized in the near future

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Will all tree nuts be pasteurized in the near future

The FDA just finished collecting public opinion on the possibility of pasteurizing all tree nuts. Currently all U.S. grown almonds are pasteurized. This rule was passed and has stayed intact, despite public outcry. Now it seems likely that the FDA will push forth it’s agenda on pasteurizing  all tree nuts. The reason – according to the FDA “… outbreaks, published reports of Salmonella in tree nuts destined for human consumption, and recalls emphasize the need to assess the risk of […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: A handful of nuts goes a long way towards longer life!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: A handful of nuts goes a long way towards longer life!

It has always been known that nuts are healthy for you. In fact, in 2003, the FDA allowed nut manufacturers to make a health claim on their labels saying: “Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts [such as name of specific nut] as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease”.     New research found that people who ate a 1-ounce […]

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Go nuts with one of a kind Apple Krisp Karma snack!

Go nuts with one of a kind Apple Krisp Karma snack!

OK..it’s holiday season, but no matter the time of the year, most can’t pass up on pecan or apple pie. Or can you? We can honestly tell you- that yes you can pass on it. That’s because we created a healthier version. It’s organic, it’s vegan and it’s nutz! Literally-nuts! We’ve taken walnuts and pecans (soaked overnight) and gently air dried with fresh Maine organic apples, spices like cinnamon, and real vanilla, plus coconut oil and other ingredients. Enough said! […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Pecans are a good source of energy/try this recipe!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Pecans are a good source of energy/try this recipe!

Pecans have many health benefits as it contains many nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for wellbeing. In Georgia, they are known as the antioxinut.  They are an excellent source of Vit E (known for protecting the skin & mucous membranes from harmful free radicals), beta carotenes, leutin & zeaxanthin (protects the eyes from developing age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Pecans are very rich in pyridoxine, more commonly known as vitamin B6, a vitamin important to the regeneration […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Living a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Living a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle

Here at Living Nutz-we love creating and eating healthy foods. We also love our pets, nature, and all creatures. So when Peta put out the 10 best reasons to go vegan- we thought we would share them with you. So here they are: 1. Slim Down and Become Energized Is shedding some extra pounds first on your list of goals for the new year? Vegans are, on average, up to 20 pounds lighter than meat-eaters. And unlike unhealthy fad diets, which leave […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Can Superfoods help ward off the flu?

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Can Superfoods help ward off the flu?

As the flu season begins, we are always reminded of preventative action to take to ward off the flu and other winter maladies. Topping the list of improving immunity are berries, leafy greens and nuts. In addition, you may be interested by these six other top immune boosters suggested by Tonia Reinhard, registered dietitian and author of Superfoods, and Joel Fuhrman, M.D., author of Super Immunity. About nuts-it’s about time! Nuts contain minerals that help fight off infection (zinc, selenium, […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts/ College students and foods that fuel!

Raw, Organic & Nuts/  College students and foods that fuel!

What is up with college students and their eating habits? The sad fact is that many college students do not eat properly, and this may have detrimental effects on their studying and long-term health. It is well-known that students eat a lot of junk food/ fast foods and the type and frequency of fast food leads to weight gain in the college student, and that a majority of college students do gain weight for this reason. Making the wrong food […]

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Organic, raw & nuts: Is a raw food diet right for you?

Organic, raw & nuts: Is a raw food diet right for you?

Ms.Pitman, Canadian raw food chef, found she could eat very little processed food very early in life. She states “when I was little, less than two years old, I fell sick quite frequently,” Almost every day, I had stomach pain and problem with my digestion. My mom began to see the connection between what I ate and how I felt. Meat made me ill immediately; consuming eggs and dairy caused me hours of pain. After lots of tests, doctors discovered […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Why you should be nuts about organic farming!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Why you should be nuts about organic farming!

Organic farming is far superior to conventional systems on so many levels. This is true with respect to building, maintaining and replenishing the health of the soil. And from the standpoint of soil health alone, organic agriculture is more sustainable, as you may guess, than conventional farming. Rodale Institute has demonstrated that organic farming is better equipped to feed us now and well into the ever changing future, after 30 years of side-by-side research in their Farming Systems Trial (FST)® […]

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Organic & Nuts: Why your next tea should be camomile

Organic & Nuts: Why your next tea should be camomile

Most of us who consume camomile tea, know of its relaxation benefits. New research shows that camomile tea along with parsley and celery contains a compound called apigenin. This compound could halt the spread of cancer cells, scientists claim. In a statement, researchers from Ohio State University explain that ‘apigenin’, which can be found in certain plant-based foods, can takes away cancer cells’ “superpower” to escape death.   Scientists suggest that apigenin essentially re-educates cancer cells into normal cells that […]

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