Going Nuts & Seeds
It is unclear how and when the term ‘going nuts’ came to be synonymous with being ‘insane’. Regardless, at the end of this post, I hope you ‘go crazy’ finding ways to incorporate nuts into your life—you’d be insane not to—unless, of course, you have a nut allergy. In that case, please avoid them at all cost.
Nuts are a power-house when it comes to our health. In fact, one study notes:
“Nuts are possibly one of the most cardio-protective foods in the habitual diet.”
Consuming nuts has been repeatedly shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and have a cholesterol-lowering benefit independent of age, gender, weight, alcohol use, other nutritional habits or other co-existing cardiovascular risk factors.
WOW! A handful nuts can do that?
Packed full of anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidants, healthy fats, protein, and fiber as well as other critical minerals and vitamins, nuts certainly seem to embody a superfood worth our attention.
A handful, an ounce, or a 1/4 cup of nuts. More days than not.
Less risk of heart disease.
WOW! Small is big.
Below are some easy, practical and delicious recipes I 'go nuts' with on a regular basis. Check back for additional recipes to follow!
Salas-Salvado, Jordi et al. “Effects of Nuts on Inflammation.” Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2008:17(S1):333-336.
Ros, Emilio. “Health Benefits of Nuts” Nutrients. 2010 Jul;2(7):652-682.