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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Eating Nuts Can Help Your Heart

Aloha Everyone,

Researches have proven that if you eat nuts as part of a balanced diet helps your heart

Health benefits about eating nuts as a part of a healthy diet:

  • Can lower the LDL, low-density lipoprotein or "bad," cholesterol level in their blood.
  • Could reduce your risk of developing blood clots that can cause a heart attack.
  • Rich in omega-3 fatty acids can help your heart by preventing dangerous heart rhythms that can lead to heart attacks
  • Fiber in nuts helps lower your cholesterol
  • Fiber in nuts helps prevent diabetes
  • Vitamin E in nuts may help stop the development of plaques in your arteries

Other benefits:

  • Nuts are tasty, portable and make great snacks.
  • Fiber also makes you feel full so you will eat less
  • Dried nuts are inexpensive and readily available.


  • Nuts contain a lot of fat; as much as 80 percent of a nut is fat. Even though most of this fat is healthy, you are still consuming a lot of calories.

Go to for articles by Mayo Clinic staff.  This site also provides some nutrition information on common types of nuts

Namaste -- Cathi

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