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the power of tree nuts

rich in energy, protein, packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and the much loved omega-3 fatty acids, nuts are one of our most respected ingredients in our edibles.  raw tree nuts, such as almonds, pecans and walnuts have been linked to lower cholesterol, better heart health, weight control, and even a lower cancer risk.  all nuts have different nutrition credentials and will offer various different health benefits. our favorites that we use in our edibles:

almonds

almonds contain the most fiber — about three grams per ounce — compared to other nuts, and are richest in vitamin e, a powerful antioxidant which helps to improve the condition and appearance of your skin . whole nut almonds with the skin intact are full of heart-protecting compounds called flavonoids. almonds are especially healthy for people worried about their blood sugar by lowering bad LDL cholesterol and insulin resistance. almonds even safeguard your gut by raising levels of good bacteria that bolster the body’s immune system.

pecans

heart-friendly pecans are packed with plant sterols, valuable compounds that are effective at lowering cholesterol levels. pecans are one of the most antioxidant-rich nut which helps prevent the plaque formation that causes hardening of the arteries. they’re rich in oleic acid, the healthy fat found in olives and avocado. as a good source of vitamin b3 pecans are the perfect option if you’re fighting fatigue because this vitamin helps us access the energy in our food.
walnuts

in addition to containing the most antioxidants of all nuts, which help protect your body from the cellular damage that contributes to heart disease, cancer, and premature aging, walnuts are also the richest in omega-3 fatty acids, which fight inflammation.  they’re an especially great way to get these healthy unsaturated fats. a walnut snack may also turn around a bad day during the menstrual cycle with the manganese contained in them able to reduce pms symptoms.

we love the power of nuts and seeds, especially in their raw form.  that’s why we put them in every single one of our edibles.

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