Health Benefits of Nuts



Overview:

Nuts are nutrient-dense, packed with protein, minerals, and healthy fats. Each variety of MaraNatha nut butter is finely ground in small batches, with nothing added. There are no unhealthy trans fats, hydrogenated oils, or preservatives. Just the authentic taste of the purest whole nuts.

Almonds:
  • Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. (FDA approved health claim)
  • A 2002 study found that almonds significantly lowered bad cholesterol levels in people with high cholesterol.
  • Contain 20 percent protein, among the highest of all nuts
  • Rich in the anti-oxidant vitamin E, as well as calcium
  • May reduce the risk of colon and perhaps lung cancer
  • May help with weight loss, and possibly be beneficial to Type II diabetics
Peanuts:
  • Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of peanuts, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. (FDA approved health claim)
  • Studies show that just one serving of peanuts or peanut butter a day can help children and adults meet requirements for nutrients often lacking in American diets, including vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and dietary fiber.
  • Contain more protein than any other legume or nut
  • High in monounsaturated fats, which reduces “bad” LDL cholesterol
  • May reduce risk of type II diabetes
Cashews:
  • Good source of copper, magnesium, and calcium
  • High in monounsaturated fats
  • High in heart-friendly oleic acid, the monounsaturated fat also found in olive oil
Macadamia Nuts
  • High in fiber
  • Recommended for Atkins followers as an energy-providing snack or substitute for salty chips.
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