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Eat This Not That: Walnuts

Walnuts

Walnuts are a great food that may be an even better snack. Studies found that these amazing little nuts have a number of benefits when it comes to your general health. As long as you can safely eat tree nuts, you’ll find a few great reasons to eat more walnuts.

Reduce Disease Risks

A recent study found that eating raw walnuts can reduce your risk of developing heart disease. Walnuts are one of the few foods that contains antioxidants and other healthy nutrients that can reduce your risk of developing diabetes too. If your doctor determines that you have pre-diabetes, you can try eating more walnuts at the same time that you work on losing weight to reduce your risk of developing full blown diabetes. Eating walnuts may also help you make your heart healthier and reduce your risk of heart disease and high blood pressure.

Get in Shape

Are you tired of seeing those last few pounds on your stomach that you just can’t drop? Maybe you recently found out that you are overweight or obese but aren’t sure how to lose weight. Walnuts just might be the perfect food for you. Studies found that those who ate walnuts every day lost more weight and felt fuller longer than those who ate other types of foods. Walnuts provide a natural energy boost that can help you get through a long day and still have energy leftover for working out, and walnuts can also help your stomach feel full and keep you from overeating.

How to Eat More Walnuts

Are you looking for an easy way to eat walnuts? Drop a handful of shelled nuts in a plastic bag, tuck in your purse or car and take with you to work. Eating those nuts in the middle of the day gives you a natural and healthy energy boost. You can also use walnuts in the same way you would any other type of nut. Chop the nuts in a food processor to make walnut butter, or use walnuts in place of pine nuts when making pesto. No matter how you eat walnuts, you’ll get some great and healthy benefits.

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