The Truth About NUTS

All nuts including peanuts, which are technically legumes, contain large amounts of protein, vitamin E, fiber and protease inhibitors, which are known to prevent cancer in laboratory animals. Although nuts are extremely high in fat, their oils are polyunsaturated and as such, reduce blood cholesterol levels. Nuts also contain essential fatty acids, which are necessary for healthy skin, hair, glands, mucous membranes, nerves and arteries, as well as being helpful in preventing cardiovascular disease. Nuts allow a slow, steady rise in blood sugar and insulin, making them goods foods for people with diabetes.
ACTIONS: anticancer, lower blood cholesterol levels, regulate blood sugar levels
CAUTION: nuts can cause extreme allergic reactions in some people. Also, peanuts and peanut butter may be contaminated by aflatoxin mold, a carcinogen.

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