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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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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Almonds and Apricots~A great pair!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Almonds and Apricots~A great pair!

  Both the almond and the apricot belong to the prunus family, also known as the “stone fruits” Almonds are very closely related to apricots and peaches, but are in a different genera. The almond tree bears fruit, which is called a drupe, and inside contains the almond that we eat everyday. Almonds and apricots have a short dormancy period and are among the earliest trees to bloom in the spring. Some Benefits of Almonds Regular consumption of almonds helps […]

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Goji- the litle berry that could!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Goji- the litle berry that could!

    Goji berries, also known as the wolfberry, are brightly colored berries that are native to China. These red-orange berries have been used for their medical benefits for many years in Asia and they are being touted as one of the world’s most powerful superfoods. They have become very popular now in the U.S.   Unique among fruits because they contain all essential amino acids, these berries also have the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. Additionally, they […]

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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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