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This Is a Cringe-Free Headline about Nuts
Posted By Worker Bee On November 17, 2006 @ 12:52 pm In Diet,Health,Humor,Nutrition,Smart Fuel | 5 Comments
Just like our beloved eggs  (oh, what a nutritional ball of goodness), nuts are victimized by painful puns: Get Nutty! We’re Nuts about Nuts! You’re Nuts if You Don’t Eat Them!
We don’t do that here. Nuts are a Smart Fuel deserving of some smart words. Here’s why we think nuts are great for your health. Just don’t go…crazy…with the portions. (Whew – that was close!)
– Excellent fats that boost mental clarity, love your liver, and help your heart.
– Protein and fiber
– Selenium. This handy mineral activates an antioxidant called glutathione peroxidase. You don’t have to remember that, just know it’s really, really good at helping fight free radical oxidation in the body. Some studies suggest selenium might even help fight cancer.
– Antioxidant E and vitamin A. Since these are fat-soluble vitamins (meaning they only work with fat), nuts are nature’s perfectly engineered delivery systems.
The best nuts:
– Hazelnuts, filberts, walnuts, almonds
Less-nutritious (but sort of decent) nuts:
– Peanuts (not actually a nut), pine nuts, cashews
About an ounce a day is a reasonable portion size – think one small handful.
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