NUTS! Some luhv them, some hate them, some can’t have them. Nuts are packed with nutrients such as vitamin E, fibre, unsaturated fatty acids, calcium, magnesium and potassium. They are rich in unsaturated fats, which has been long claimed to be good for heart health. The latest research has now shown that nut consumption independently helps to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
A study published by American College of Cardiology Foundation showed that people who ate 1 serving (28g) or more per week of tree nuts (almonds, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts) had 13% to 19% lower risk of total cardiovascular disease and 15% to 23% lower risk of coronary heart disease. And those with type 2 diabetes who ate 5 servings or more times per week had a 17% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and a 34% lower risk of death relating to this condition.
So don’t be afraid of eating a handful of nuts! Make raw snack balls, chop and add to salads, eat as a snack or add it to your smoothies!