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Raw, Organic & Nuts; Olive oil & nuts improve cognitive function

Raw, Organic & Nuts; Olive oil & nuts improve cognitive function

For a long time, the Mediterranean diet has been touted as healthy. Check out this important study! Mediterranean Diet with Olive Oil or Nuts Improves Cognitive Function a Mediterranean supplemented with intake of 30 grams mixed nuts that included 15 grams of walnuts, and 7.5 grams each of almonds and hazelnuts; or a control diet with advice to reduce fat intake. See more: The Health Benefits of Olive Oil Cognitive …

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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 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: 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: 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 & 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: The antioxidant power of raw nuts!

Raw Organic & Nuts: The antioxidant power of raw nuts!

Walnuts & pecans have been rated among the top 10 of fruits & nuts with the most antioxidants. So what are antioxidants: To understand what antioxidants are, one needs to know what oxidative stress is. Oxidative stress is a process that can cause damage to cells in our body when is loses electrons. As we get older, our bodies lose some of natural defenses, which can result in a higher likelihood of chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, brain […]

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