But it’s true—recent studies show that eating nuts daily improves heart health without adding pounds. Nuts may even increase your rate of calorie-burning metabolism.
Nuts like walnuts, almonds, peanuts and pecans can lower your bad cholesterol (LDL). Others—like pistachios and macadamias—may increase good cholesterol (HDL) and improve blood vessel health. Nuts may even ward off Type 2 diabetes and prostate cancer.
Nuts provide health-building protein and fiber, vitamins E and the B complex, and essential minerals like calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium, iron and copper. Even amino and alpha-linolenic acids and resveratrol.
Choose unsalted varieties, and don’t go crazy. Go nuts!