All About Nuts: 8 Healthiest Varieties

If you are interested in maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle, nuts are, quite simply, a food group you need in your life.

Nuts are compact and convenient and come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and flavor profiles. So ask your kids what type of nuts they enjoy and add them to their diet. Nuts are an easy way to boost nutrition and energy levels without any preparation required. Besides being portable and easy to consume, eating nuts has been shown to improve heart health.

They also reduce mortality from cardiovascular disease. Consumption of tree nuts and even peanuts has been significantly associated with a reduced risk of certain cancers and a reduced risk of all-cause mortality. This is how powerful they really are. When I was growing up we had a huge walnut tree on our farm and it just delivered year after year.

Nuts are nutritional powerhouses and they are so potent that eating just a handful of nuts per day has been associated with a 20 percent reduced risk of death. So there you have it, next time you’re at the grocery store pop some in the trolley.

In this episode of Eat Better we’re going to explore eight of the healthiest varieties of nuts on this planet. And unlike some exotic superfoods, these exemplars of nutritional potency are generally affordable and available anywhere food is sold.

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