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Raw, Organie & Nuts: Eat Pine Nuts for Healthy Benefits

Raw, Organie & Nuts: Eat Pine Nuts for Healthy Benefits

Pine nuts are very small and come from the cones of pine trees, and they are labor-intensive to produce! But with these small kernels…a lot goes a long way! Pine nuts are edible seeds that come from the cones of pine trees, making them labor-intensive to produce. Not surprisingly, they’re expensive to buy (ever made pesto?). But considering their nourishing array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, pine nuts offer a wide variety of health benefits to older adults. 1. Pine

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Benefits of Pistachios

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Benefits of Pistachios

I admit it- pistachio has always been my favorite nut, going back to the time they actually died the shell red- (do they still do that)? They are so packed with flavor that you really do not need to add anything to them, although at Living Nutz– we like to use our imagination! The health benefits of pistachios include a healthy heart, weight management, protection against diabetes and hypertension, and improved digestion. The vitamins, minerals, fats and protein found in

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Raw, Organic & Nutz; Antioxidants & Nuts!

Raw, Organic & Nutz; Antioxidants & Nuts!

Polyphenols are antioxidants from plant foods that work in the body to enhance health in complex ways. In addition, polyphenols are the most abundant antioxidants in your diet. There are many different kinds or types of polyphenols that benefit health such as: Isoflavones – are polyphenols with estrogen-like effects and can be found in soy foods Catechins– are polypenolic compounds found in teas, such as green tea. Ellagic acid -is a polyphenol found in pomegranates, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, walnuts and

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Organic, Raw, & Nuts: The Nut Renaissance

Organic, Raw, & Nuts: The Nut Renaissance

Hardly a day goes by that we don’t snack on our own products. That’s not surprising- but most of us that work here will tell you that eating a handful of nuts keeps our hunger at bay and gives us energy to boot, especially when we are too busy to grab a meal.   While nuts and seeds contain a lot of calories, they are the best quality calories and are high in unsaturated fats, especially monounsaturated fat. Nuts have

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Pumpkin seeds for healthy snack

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Pumpkin seeds for healthy snack

Who knew so much goodness could be packed into this small gem of a seed. We encourage people to go organic when you can. Have you tried sprouted pumpkin seeds? If not- you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the taste and crunchiness. Pumpkin seeds nutrition and pumpkin seeds health benefits are quite impressive, and eating them more often can lead to a range of health-enhancing effects. This humble little seed is packed with disease-fighting vitamins, minerals and compounds that make it

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: The facts on fat

Raw, Organic & Nuts: The facts on fat

When it comes to dietary fat, what matters most is the type of fat you eat. Contrary to past advice to eat a low-fat diet – which unfortunately contributed to over-consumption of sugar and refined carbohydrates – newer research suggests that certain types of fat are beneficial and necessary for health. But although we’ve theoretically left the low-fat era behind, it appears that many Americans have yet to fully shake off the shackles of fat phobia. http://www.courant.com/ct-getting-healthy-fat-in-our-diets-20161213-story.html    

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Raw, Organic & Nutz: Nuts as you age

Raw, Organic & Nutz: Nuts as you age

Eating nuts at any age is always a very healthy option. Do your research and see why organic nuts are the best way to go. Nuts – and it doesn’t matter if you’re munching on almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, pistachios or peanuts (which are technically legumes) – are shown time and time again to prevent the development of chronic diseases, promote longevity and, according to a new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, take on inflammation, the

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Best 10 foods to eat!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Best 10 foods to eat!

This is a good list as as the foods are accessible and not necessarily expensive. Naturally nuts are on the list as they offer so many healthy benefits! The Top 10 Healthy Foods – Medical News Today Apples are an excellent source of antioxidants, which combat free radicals. Free radicals are damaging substances generated in the body that cause undesirable changes and are involved in the aging process and some diseases.  

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Organic, Raw & Nuts: Go nutty with weight lose!

Organic, Raw & Nuts: Go nutty with weight lose!

In the past, using the word nuts and weight loss in the same sentence was all but impossible to find. Not anymore! Think of each almond as a natural weight-loss pill. A study of overweight and obese adults found that, combined with a calorie-restricted diet, consuming a little more than a quarter-cup of the nuts can decrease weight more effectively than a snack comprised of complex carbohydrates and safflower oil—after just two weeks! (And after 24 weeks, those who ate

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Polyphenols & your health

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Polyphenols & your health

Joe Vinson PhD, along with colleagues from the Department of Chemistry at University of Scranton in Pennsylvania measured free and total polyphenols in nine different types of nuts. Their findings: Dr. Vinson went on to say: “Walnuts were also 4-15 times higher in Vitamin E than the other nuts. Walnuts are unusual in that they not only contain the most common alpha-tocopherol form of vitamin E, but also contain gamma-tocopherol, which has been found to provide significant protection from heart

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