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Eating Raw Nuts Can Protect Your Heart and More

Eating Raw Nuts Can Protect Your Heart and More

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  • A recent study revealed that nut eaters gain several health benefits compared to non-nut eaters, including lower weight and systolic blood pressure, decreased waist circumference, and a lower risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • Nuts are excellent sources of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and they can boost your heart health and your overall health
  • Choose nuts that are organic and raw; avoid those that are irradiated, pasteurized or coated in sugar
  • Most almonds sold in the United States are pasteurized, but can still be labeled raw; it is still possible to purchase raw almonds in the U.S., but it has to be done very carefully from vendors selling small quantities that have a waiver from the pasteurization requirement

By Dr. Mercola

If you're looking for a nutritious, quick snack, nuts (raw, organic and in moderation) are a near perfect option.

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