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Eating nuts is good for your heart! Nuts are healthy, easy to store, and easy to take with you. While some nuts are high in fat, it is a healthy fat. Nuts provide protein, selenium, and Vitamin E.
Including nuts in your regular diet can lower levels of inflammation related to heart disease and diabetes, improve artery health, decrease the risk of blood clots, lower the risk of high blood pressure, and more.
Choose raw or dry-roasted nuts rather than nuts cooked in oil. It's best to choose unsalted or unsweetened nuts as adding salt or sugar to nuts may cancel out their heart-healthy benefits. One serving is a small handful (1.5 ounces) of whole nuts or 2 tablespoons of nut butter.
To learn more about protein, visit myplate.gov.
Read the full edition of Tidbits here.
This content is not a substitute for medical advice from a licensed practitioner. Please consult with your physician to see if the advice in this article is appropriate for you.
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