A Nutty Addition to a Healthy Diet

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Healthy Diet

Enjoying a handful of nuts is a pleasure for most people. But the thought of fat in nuts may keep some from savoring that pleasure.

Nuts are high in fat, but the fat in most nuts is healthy, monounsaturated fat, which can help lower blood cholesterol. Good sources of monounsaturated fats include peanuts, pecans, walnuts and almonds.

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In addition, research studies have shown that many different nuts are helpful in reducing the risk of cancer and elevated blood pressure.

Nuts also provide protein, carbohydrates and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.

But wait, there's more. New research shows that eating plans that include nuts are more satisfying, leading people to eat less and control their weight. So enjoy nuts in your eating diet plan. The key is watching your serving sizes.

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