Friday, October 5
Photo Hunters: CURVY
Nothing nutty about it — these notoriously high fat snacks have the potential to promote heart health. A past Harvard study, reported in the September 2006 issue of Longevity, found that women who ate at least 142g of nuts a week, were 35% less likely to have a heart attack than those who ate less than 28g a month.
In addition, nuts have lots of protein, fiber, healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. Therefore, nuts deserve a honored spot in the kitchen of every healthy eater (as long as you're not allergic, of course). Stick to the raw, unsalted variety.