Nutrition is a science with so many variables that it takes a mountain of research over many years to be confident of any food's effect on health. Nuts are one of the few foods that have a large volume of consistent research and independent studies about the effects on human health. Most researchers and documentation can agree that there are several ways nuts can significantly impact human health and improving a variety of health markers. Nuts have been show in numerous independent studies* to improve weight loss, reduce the risk of gallbladder disease, heart attacks, and several other potentially life-threatening illnesses.
Decrease body fat
You don’t have to feel guilty when munching on high fat nuts. Contrary to mainstream “facts,” fat can be good for you if eaten in the right context. Nuts have been proven in multiple studies to help reduce body mass index when eaten in conjunction with a healthier diet. Nut snacks help curb your appetite, filling your body with a high concentration of nutrients and help you feel fuller longer. Other studies have revealed that people who eat nuts as part of their everyday diet, tend to snack less and eat smaller portions at meal time.
Almonds health benefits can help to quickly and significantly decrease inflammation in the body. Inflammation has often been associated with serious illnesses like heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and certain types of cancer. When there is inflammation present in the body with no purpose (bringing healing to the body), it can have damaging effects. However, by adding nut snacks to your diet, especially almonds and almond nut butter, you can significantly reduce inflammation. Almonds are a natural antioxidant and packed full of nutrients to help your body naturally heal and fight inflammation.
Decrease heart disease and heart attack
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death every year. In the U.S. alone an average of 611,000 causes of death each year are related to heart disease. That’s why it’s important to keep our hearts healthy. Nuts are packed full of unsaturated fats or “good fats”, omega-3’s, fiber, L-arginine, plant sterols, and vitamin E. Eating nuts can improve:
- Blood flow and reduce the risk of blood clots
- Lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart attack
- Improve artery walls, helping their flexibility and keeping them clear
- The build of plaque which can also results in heart disease or heart attack
Decrease blood pressure
Magnesium levels in unsalted cashews and unsalted cashew butter can help reduce high blood pressure by balancing the level of sodium and calcium in your body. In order to help maintain these levels, adults need between 400-500mg of magnesium every single day. A handful of cashews can give you about 25% of what your body needs for the whole day, starting you off in the right direction.
Good for the body and taste buds
Nuts not only have a number of health benefits, but it helps that they naturally taste delicious. At Legendary Foods, we don’t believe in adding processed flavoring to our almonds, macadamia nuts and nut butters. Instead, we choose only natural ingredients that is good for the body to give you a little variety in flavor. We are committed to maintaining the health benefits of our flavored nuts and nut butters by not adding flavoring that doesn’t add benefit to your health. At Legendary Foods, we provide the best nuts to snack on while helping improve your health and make your taste buds think you’re eating junk food.
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