Healthy Party Favors, Healthy Party Gifts
Nuts Make Healthy Party Favors and Healthy All Natural Gifts.
Nuts are one of the best plant sources of protein. They are rich in fiber, phytonutrients and antioxidants such as Vitamin E and selenium. They are also high monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (omega 3 - the good fats) which have all been shown to lower LDL cholesterol. The next time you need a healthy party favor, or healthy gift or party platter think of nuts.
The FDA says: "Scientific evidence suggests that eating 1.5 oz per day of most nuts as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease."
Researchers have found that eating nuts regularly lowers the risks of heart disease. The Iowa Women's Healthy Study found that women who ate nuts 4 or more times a week were 40% less likely to die of heart disease. The Harvard School of Public Health found a similar result in another group of women subjects. And it's not just women. The Physician's Health Study found that men who consumed nuts 2 or more times per week had reduced risks of sudden cardiac death.
We can all stay healthy with nuts. The next time you need a healthy party favor, think of nuts. Your gift will stand out and it will be promoting good health!
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New Study out on Nuts: More Nuts result in more health benefits and a slimmer body
In a large new study, observational researchers at Harvard University looked at how eating nuts may help reduce the risk of mortality, finding that those who ate nuts daily, such as pistachios, saw health benefits nearly double.
Researchers tracked 119,000 men and women and found that those who ate nuts roughly every day were 20 percent less likely to die during the study period than those who never ate nuts. Eating nuts less often also appeared to lower the death risk, in direct proportion to consumption.
The risk of dying of heart disease dropped 29 percent and the risk of dying of cancer fell 11 percent among those who had nuts seven or more times a week compared with people who never ate them.
The benefits were seen from peanuts as well as from pistachios, almonds, walnuts and other tree nuts.
A bonus: Nut eaters stayed slimmer.
Watch the Nut Health Benefit Video on NBC News