Go Nuts for What?

You probably reach for a handful of raw nuts (unsalted, unroasted) when you’re looking for a heart-healthy snack filled with good fats, fiber, protein, and a boost of vitamins.  However, some nuts are better than others when it comes to providing certain body benefits.

Munch on the eight reasons why you should go nutty for these raw nuts, in moderation, of course…

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1. Peanuts

If you’re looking for some literal “smart food” while studying, reach for a handful of peanuts. These legumes get props for protecting aging brains from cognitive decline. Not only are they high in the mineral folate, which boosts brain development and health—peanuts are also high in healthy omega-6 fatty acids, which form the foundation of a well functioning brain.

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