Nuts are a super food—a small food that packs a big punch. Full of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants, many health practitioners are “going nuts” over nuts. Eating nuts is a convenient way to add dietary protein and fiber to your diet. And antioxidants found in nuts are credited with cell protection properties that help fight disease. In addition, eating nuts has been associated with improving heart health and lowering your risk for heart disease.
One nutty serving a day for your heart
Nutrients found in nuts promote artery health, halt the development of artery-clogging plaque, help regulate heart rhythms, and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. A serving a day can be a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, fiber, l-arginine, unsaturated fats and plant sterols—all of which support heart health and reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke.