Nuts are Underrated as Nutritious Snacks

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Nuts are underrated as nutritious snacks — particularly raw tree nuts, such as almonds, cashews, walnuts, and more, which have been linked to lower cholesterol, better heart health, weight control, and even a lower cancer risk.

Unfortunately, too few Americans eat nuts regularly: They account for less than eight percent of daily antioxidant intake. “That may be because people are afraid of the fat and calories in nuts, or they find plain nuts boring,” says Joy Bauer, Today Show nutritionist and bestselling author. “That’s a shame, because a small handful can pack your diet with filling protein, fiber, unsaturated fats, and important vitamins and minerals.” Here’s how your health benefits each time you nosh on a handful of nuts.

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