Nutrition Notes

Nuts About Nutrition!

Nuts are packed with essential nutrients. They are a good source of B vitamins, vitamin E, protein, and essential fatty acids. They are also high in calcium, folic acid, magnesium, potassium and fiber. Some scientific studies have concluded that a daily portion of just one ounce of nuts rich in monounsaturated fat can reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 10 percent. One ounce of nuts has about 180 calories and 17 grams of fat. Fifty to 80 percent of that fat is monounsaturated, the "good" fat that help the body reduce the level of LDL—the "bad"cholesterol.

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