Just Say Nuts To Healthy Fats

You've heard about the advantages of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids and how your body actually needs these fats to function properly, but maybe you're not a fan of seafood. What about nuts? A review of 25 studies published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that people who consumed about 2.4 ounces of nuts every day reduced their total cholesterol by an average of 5%. The so-called bad cholesterol known as LDL decreased 7% on average.

True Strength Moment: Eating unsalted, unprocessed nuts is a great way to get essential fats into your diet and you can burn the calories up on the treadmill or cycling. Nuts are a great source of fiber, protein and antioxidants too. But since they are very calorie-dense, researchers recommended keeping consumption under 3 ounces a day.
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