Monday, September 20, 2010

Nuts for Nutrition

Nuts for Nutrition
Although nuts have many similar nutrients in them. They are not created equal! Just like any diet variety is KEY!

Test your nut knowledge!

1. Which nut is the highest in selenium (an important nutrient to help increase immunity to viral illnesses)???
2. Which nut contains the highest amount of Omega-3 fatty acids helping decrease LDL (bad cholesterol) and reducing the risk of heart disease???

3. Which nut has the highest levels of antioxidants, thus making them useful in the prevention of many diseases i.e. - cancer and heart disease???

4. Which nut contains the same drugs that are used to prevent Alzheimer's??? It is also very high in vitamin E.

5. Which nut contains natural phytosterols which help lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and total cholesterol levels??? This nut is also known to reduce the risk of prostate and breast cancer.

How did you do???
1. Brazil Nuts 2. Walnuts 3. Pecans 4. Almonds 5. Pistachios

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