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Organic Raw Nuts & Dates


Like other plant foods, nuts provide a range of nutrients, including large quantities of healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and moderate amounts of protein (9–20%).
Nuts are also a good source of dietary fibre and provide a wide range of essential nutrients, including several B group vitamins (including folate), vitamin E, minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, potassium and magnesium, antioxidant minerals (selenium, manganese and copper), plus other phytochemicals such as antioxidant compounds (flavonoids and resveratrol) and plant sterols.

Nuts are included in the same food group as meat, fish, poultry, eggs and legumes, due to their protein content. A daily serving of 30g is recommended, but an additional 10g of nuts a day can be used in place of other healthy fat foods as well.

Each nut variety contains its own unique combination of nutrients and is generally rich in a few nutrients such as:

Almonds: protein, calcium and vitamin E
Cashews: non haem (plant based) iron and a low GI rating
Pecans: fibre and antioxidants
Walnuts: alpha linoleic acid: plant omega 3 and antioxidants

Nuts are naturally low in sodium, contain potassium and most contain some carbohydrate in the form of natural sugars.*

Medjool dates, commonly referred to as king of dates, are nutritious and healthy with innumerable health benefits.
Medjool dates have a great amount of dietary fiber, supplying you with 27% of the recommended daily allowance. Their soluble fiber is important in regulation of blood sugar as well as levels of cholesterol.

Medjool dates are great foods to control addiction for sweet foods. Their high fiber content keeps you full for long hence curbing the cravings. It also aids in keeping a healthy digestive system, hanks to loads of both soluble and insoluble dietary fibre and plenty of amino acids. Additionally, it helps in dealing with irritable bowel and constipation.

The high natural sugar levels in Medjool dates as well as potassium keep you invigorated with energy. Potassium in Medjool dates (by the way they contain more potassium than bananas) builds muscles tone, enhancing you physically.

Maintenance of normal blood pressure requires potassium and magnesium as they both ward off cardiovascular attacks such as coronary heart disease. Medjool dates will provide sufficient amounts of both of these minerals. They also assist in maintaining a healthy nervous system.

Manganese in Medjool dates serve as co-factor for a compound known as superoxide dismutase. This anti-oxidant is useful in the body for destroying free radicals which damage to cells. The other anti-oxidant, phenols, aids in lowering high levels blood triglycerides.**


This entry was posted in on May 9, 2017 by Eat FRESH.