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Raw, Organic and Nuts: The year of the pansy!

Raw, Organic and Nuts: The year of the pansy!

If you a wildflower stalker, then you are probably aware of the many edible flowers and plants at your disposal. One of our favorites is pansy. You can grow these hardy beautiful flowers or find them in the wild. They are used to treat a wide array of health problems and diseases and many folk remedies include them. Pansies contain salicylates which act as an anti-inflammatory . They also contain rutin, a bioflavonoid studied for its benefits to the cardiovascular […]

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Raw/Organic Nut News: Health benefits of pistachios!

Raw/Organic Nut News: Health benefits of pistachios!

Pistachios..the little nut with much health benefits! Vitamin E has been shown to provide a degree of protection against certain forms of cancer. Findings presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference suggest that a handful of pistachios every day in one’s diet may decrease the risk of developing lung cancer, as well as other diseases. We have reported in other blogs about the antioxidant qualities of pistachios and other nuts. Pistachios (and  pecans, […]

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Raw Nut News: 10 super foods for your diet

Raw Nut News: 10 super foods for your diet

Some foods are especially good at protecting the brain’s delicate nerve cells and blood vessels from the damage that accompanies aging. These foods help eliminate the renegade oxygen molecules (free radicals) spun off as the brain goes about the business of the mind. Also, the foods that are smart for the brain are also good for the heart because both rely on a steady oxygen supply. Blueberries Sweet wild blueberries are bursting with antioxidants, which mop up nasty free radicals. […]

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Nuts over Pizza…then check out this recipe!

Nuts over Pizza…then check out this recipe!

Nutz over pizza Preparation time:  40 minutes dehydration time for mushrooms but the actual time spent in the kitchen is fifteen minutes because leftovers are being used Yield:  2 servings Ingredients: Crust:  4-6 Portobello mushrooms Sauce:  Leftover raw marinara sauce Toppings:  1 thinly sliced shitake mushroom for each Portobello mushroom 1/2 ripe Bell pepper, julienne sliced (thinly) 1/2 very thinly sliced onion or a few very thinly sliced shallots 2 tbs ground Living Nuts I Love Vegan Cheezy Almonds Directions: […]

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Almonds, a smart snack that fights fat!

Almonds, a smart snack that fights fat!

A study was done to determine the effects of adding almonds to a low-calorie diet and how it effects body composition and metabolism during a weight reduction program. According to this study, as reported by Green Med Info: “[The] findings suggest that an almond-enriched [low-calorie diet] improves a preponderance of the abnormalities associated with the metabolic syndrome … Almond supplementation … is a novel alternative to self-selected complex carbohydrates and has a potential role in reducing the public health implications […]

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Pistachio’s profile just got a trimming~happy snacking!

Pistachio’s profile just got a trimming~happy snacking!

At the Experimental Biology conference in Washington, D.C. this past April a study was presented that argued why pistachios may be the ideal snack for anyone looking to lose weight. One interesting fact the research uncovered was that not all of the nuts’ fat is absorbed by the body, making them lower in calories than was previously thought. This is big news because the findings work against the accepted notion that nuts are too calorie-dense and high in fat to […]

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Living Nutz is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary ~ help us go nutz!

Living Nutz is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary ~ help us go nutz!

It seems like only yesterday……..,well not really. We have been educating ourselves &  people about the benefits of of healthy eating and incorporating a raw food diet. Please take this time to celebrate with us and check out our site and our huge savings on our flavored, certified organic nutz this month!  As we say here: Snack healthy & share often!     www.livingnutz.com Vision Statement: Our vision at Living Nutz is to produce healthy raw foods and to change […]

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Almonds for healthy free headaches

Almonds for healthy free 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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Soaked sprouted nuts ~ the way to go!

Soaked sprouted nuts ~ the way to go!

Raw nuts are easy to eat right out of a bag, but many people prefer to soak nuts, especially walnuts and almonds as they find they have a more appealing taste after they are soaked and rinsed. If you try this yourself you will see, after as little as 20 minutes the soak water is brown. After a couple hours or so the residue and tannins from the skins are released into the water and the nut emerges with a […]

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Are nuts – too good a thing?

Are nuts – too good a thing?

As with everything – everything in moderation  The FDA recommendation suggests up to 1.5 ounces of nuts daily or one and a half times a “handful.” Here is an estimate of how many nuts in an ounce and a half.  Almonds 20-24       Brazil Nuts 6-8       Cashews 16-18     Hazelnuts 18-20    Macadamias 10-12 Pecans 17-20 halves    Pine Nuts  150-157    Pistachios 45-47      Walnuts 14 halves One-third cup of nuts is the quantity mentioned in the Food Guide Pyramid and the Dash Diet […]

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