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Are Nuts Really Healthy?

Should you be eating nuts? Many people don’t include nuts in their diets because of their high fat and caloric content. Others are just nutty about them and claim they are the key to living a longer life. So who is right?

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 “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll and Lee Crosby, R.D., L.D., sit down to clear up the confusion about nuts!

In this episode, you will learn which types of nuts are the healthiest and how they can play a pivotal role in combating heart disease, cancer and diabetes. For such a small food, they can pack a mighty nutrition punch! 

You’ll also hear just how many nuts you should eat every day to avoid gaining weight.

Plus, celebrity chef Toni Fiore stops by for a chat. She chronicles her rise from humble culinary beginnings to hosting Delicious TV’s Totally Vegetarian and authoring Totally Vegetarian: Easy, Fast, Comforting Cooking for Every Kind of Vegetarian. She’s also the host of the VegEZ podcast.

In This Episode

  • The healthiest varieties of nuts
  • Tips to make sure you don’t eat too many
  • The link between nuts and lower risks of heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and cancer
  • The link between nuts and lower cholesterol
  • The link between nuts and longer lifespans
  • Getting omega-3 fatty acids from nuts
  • The fiber content of nuts
  • How vitamin E in nuts can prevent arterial blockage
  • How nuts help prevent atrial fibrillation
  • The health benefits of:
    • macadamia nuts
    • pecans
    • peanuts
    • walnuts
    • Brazil nuts
    • pumpkin seeds
    • sunflower seeds

Studies Referenced

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