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Lisa Guy: nutritionist

Lisa is an experienced Sydney based naturopath and nutritionist who runs a naturopathic practice called Art of Healing. Lisa specialises in children's health and is the author of the children's nutrition book My Goodness.ASK ME A QUESTION

All about nuts

Monday, May 2, 2011
"Brazil nuts are one of the richest food sources of selenium, another potent antioxidant which helps fight free radical damage in the body and helps prevent chronic disease."

Question:

What are the best nuts to eat and the benefits they give you?

Response:

Nuts are highly nutritious and make the perfect healthy snack. Nuts are a great source of protein, beneficial unsaturated fats, and nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin E, all important for good health. Some of the healthiest nuts you can choose from include almonds, walnuts, pecans and Brazil nuts.

Almonds are a great source of calcium, needed for strong healthy bones. Walnuts are considered "brain food", because they contain healthful omega-3 fats, needed for healthy brain function and development. Pecans are rich in vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps promote good cardiovascular health. Brazil nuts are one of the richest food sources of selenium, another potent antioxidant which helps fight free radical damage in the body and helps prevent chronic disease.

For more information visit Lisa's website, Art of healing.


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