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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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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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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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