Do you know what benefits brings the regular consumption of nuts? Twiggy is very clear and do not hesitate to share their knowledge with you! And who is Twiggy? Nuts the squirrel mascot of California, which has its own website where you can find some very rich recipes from nuts, tips on caring for your health, or a quiz to test your fitness.
Is not the first time we talked about the benefits of taking a handful of nuts a day, but it never hurts to remember. The nuts give you energy, contain antioxidants and help you lower your cholesterol. What more could you want?
Why are nuts so good for health? This is a high protein food, comprehensive nutrient level, and whose composition helps reduce cholesterol, reduce inflammation and improving arterial function. This is due to its significant amount of Omega 3 fatty acids which increase good cholesterol while decreasing low, protecting against potential cardiovascular disease. In fact, a handful of walnuts in California provide 3.8 grams of Omega 3-which exceeds the recommended daily amount.
They also contain antioxidants such as melatonin or selenium, which are associated with reduced risk of certain cancers and other chronic diseases.
Finally, it also helps keep your brain in top form as they are a good source of vitamin B6, folic acid, phosphorus, and magnesium. In this regard an ad starring Twiggy California walnuts that I found very clever. You can see below.
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But best of all, the nuts are delicious and can give a different touch to many dishes. Personally, I love salads with nuts, but now I'm finding that it can go much further: nuts, tortilla soup, mushrooms and walnuts or roasted chicken breast with walnut sauce. The only limit is your creativity!
Do you often take nuts? Do you use many different recipes?