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The House of Life’s organic nut medley, is an assortment specifically chosen to provide heightened and increased energy levels. The ideal snack, packs healthy fats, antioxidants, protein, magnesium, and many other minerals and vitamins that are needed for your health.

Containing mostly “good” fats, nuts are one of the best sources of a type of heart-healthy omega-3 called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Most of the fat in nuts is polyunsaturated, with smaller quantities of monounsaturated and saturated fat.

Although the nutrient profile of each of the nuts will vary, most nuts contain the heathy-heart, good fats we love, fibre, vitamin E and many other beneficial trace elements and minerals.  Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of each of the nuts included in our new House of Life Nut Mix!

Hazelnuts – Contain fibre, protein, healthy fats and vitamin E. Fibre supports a healthy bowel. Hazelnuts protect the body against free radicals due to vitamin E which is an amazing antioxidant. Hazelnuts can also reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (the bad cholesterol). High levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol can increase risk of heart attack so hazelnuts work to counteract this danger.

Pistachio nuts – Pistachios are among the most popular and healthiest nuts around the world and a great source of protein, fibre, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats.  The high content of healthy fats in these nuts make them a great snack to increase your healthy fats and will help to manage weight control.  Pistachio nuts are also an excellent source of vitamin B6, which is beneficial in treating conditions of the nervous system and nausea associated with pregnancy.

Brazil nuts – Brazil nuts have both phenolics and flavonoids in free and bound forms. They are also rich in tocopherol and phytosterols which have the brilliant effect of reducing the risk of atherosclerosis and cancer due to their antioxidant an antiproliferative activity.  One of the most renown minerals of the brazil nut is Selenium.  A balanced amount of selenium in the body can enhance the immune system, reduce the risks of heart diseases, and regulates the sleep cycle.  Eating just 3 brazil nuts per day can introduce a healthy amount of required selenium to your body.

Pine nuts – The omega-3 fats found in pine nuts have the ability to repair cells in the brain. The antioxidants in pine nuts may also reduce inflammation in the brain which can reduce the risk of dementia and aide in optimal cognition.

Almonds – 28 grams of almonds make up 16% of your daily recommended intake of magnesium. Magnesium can help lower blood pressure levels so the inclusion of almonds into your diet can reduce the risk of excess stress placed on the heart, reducing the risk of a heart attack.

Walnuts – Walnuts are an incredible source of nutrients to aid in weight control. Walnuts may control your appetite meaning that you don’t feel hungry at times you wouldn’t consider a meal time.

Wild blueberries – Are rich in anthocyanin which is a flavonoid with excellent antioxidant activity. They can also reduce inflammation and reduce risk of heart disease.

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