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8 Healthy Nuts And Seeds You Should Eat Every Day

8 Healthy Nuts And Seeds You Should Eat Every Day
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Nuts and seeds are important additions to our daily food consumption. These tiny gifts from Mother Nature are super heart-friendly thanks to a group of fatty acids called monounsaturated fats that protect against cardiovascular diseases. There’s a long list of benefits you can acquire from eating nuts and seeds. To name a few:

  • They are a great source of antioxidants
  • They are good for the skin’s elasticity and tissue repair
  • They are a natural source of iron, phosphorus, and magnesium
  • They are rich in fiber for good digestion
  • They can help with weight loss
  • They are gifts from Mother Nature — be thankful!

Aside from eating them as a snack, the following nuts and seeds can also be a great addition to your favorite dish, be it sweet or savory. However, as common food allergens, these nuts and seeds should only be eaten if you are sure you’re not allergic to them.

The recommended serving listed is the minimum amount you can consume daily to achieve the health benefits of these nuts and seeds. You can also try the featured recipes as an alternative take on these wonder foods.

1. Almonds

The flavorful and healthy almond is fortunately available throughout the year, but mid-summer when you can harvest the freshest batch. It blends perfectly with both sweet and savory dishes. From salads to pastries, the almond is one versatile ingredient.

Most of us think that the almond is a nut, which is technically incorrect! It’s actually the seed of an almond tree’s fruit. You only need to consume a handful of almonds to experience its health benefits. Its also a high-fat food that is good for you. Amazing, right? Almonds also have a cholesterol-lowering benefit to your body that reduces the risk of heart illness. Studies speculate that this is because of the vitamin E (an antioxidant) and monounsaturated fats found in almonds.

Recommended daily serving: 28 grams or a handful of almonds.

Here are some sweet and savoury recipes for Almonds:

Healthy Brownie Bites

by Primally Inspired
Full recipe here.

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    Six-Ingredient Paleo Fudge

    by Freckled Italian
    Full recipe here.

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      Massaged Kale Salad with Almonds and Cranberries

      by Rubies & Radishes
      Full recipe here.

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        2. Chia Seeds

        Chia seeds are truly one of the most underrated foods on the planet. These tiny, mottled seeds are a great source of vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and calcium, which benefits both your body and brain. It is one of today’s “Superfoods” and has grown beyond its dietary staple label. You are not a legit health conscious person if chia seeds are not part of your everyday life. They are also a gluten-free, whole grain food that can be grown organically.

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        Packed with antioxidants that are good for the heart and skin, chia seeds will have you glowing inside and out. One of the amazing things about chia seeds is that all the carbs in them are fiber! They are hydrophilic and can expand up to 12 times their size. This gives you a feeling of fullness and can be very helpful if you want to lose weight.

        Recommended daily serving: 1 to 2 tablespoons of chia seeds.

        Here are some sweet and savory recipes for Chia Seeds:

        Mocha Chia Pudding

        by The Nourished Caveman
        Full recipe here

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          Easy Raw Apple Chia Breakfast Porridge

          by Janice Levitt
          Full recipe here.

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            3. Cashews

            Like almonds, cashews are seeds that adhere to the bottom of the cashew tree’s fruit. It adds a delicate nutty flavor to your dishes, and also complements salads and stir-fried dishes. It’s a great source of healthy fats (monounsaturated fats) that are heart-friendly, similar to the fats you get from olive oil. You should consider adding cashews to your diet if you want to keep your heart healthy. Since the healthy fats present in cashews decrease triglyceride levels, it’s a perfect idea to add these to the diets of diabetics. Before consuming the seeds, allow them to expand first by mixing them with enough liquid.

            Recommended daily serving: Small handful of raw cashews.

            Here are some sweet and savory recipes for Cashews:

            Cashew-Leek Veggie Burgers

            by Lukas Volger
            Full recipe here.

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              Cashew Milk

              by Cookie + Kate
              Full recipe here.

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                4. Sesame Seeds

                It was during the Middle Ages that these tiny seeds were literally worth their weight in gold. No wonder – sesame seeds are loaded with astounding health benefits. Health is wealth. They are a great source of protein – high quality protein to be specific – that makes up 20 percent of the seed. If you have a heart problem, diabetes, anemia, or arthritis, adding sesame seeds to your daily food consumption might just be the solution. Not convinced? These small seeds are rich in zinc that helps produce collagen in the body. Collagen gives the skin more elasticity and it helps repair damaged body tissues. Thus, it makes your skin healthier and younger looking.

                Recommended daily serving: 3 tablespoons of sesame seeds.

                Here are some sweet and savory recipes for Sesame Seeds:

                Sesame Truffles

                by Elana’s Pantry
                Full recipe here.

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                  Cold Sesame (Cucumber) Noodles

                  by The Clothes Make The Girl
                  Full recipe here.

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                    5. Flaxseeds

                    Flaxseeds were once called the new wonder food. Big gifts come in small packages indeed. Flaxseeds are packed with overwhelming health benefits for such a tiny seed. Some studies show that flaxseeds may help fight heart illnesses, diabetes, and breast cancer. It can be found in all kinds of consumer products like crackers, frozen waffles, and oatmeal. Flaxseeds are primarily rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, lignans, and good-old fiber. It is still considered a powerful seed even 13 centuries after it was cultivated.

                    Recommended daily serving: 2 to 4 grounded flaxseeds.

                    Here are some sweet and savory recipes for flaxseeds:

                    Mini Paleo Blueberry Bread

                    by South Beach Primal
                    Full recipe here.

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                      Pecan Flax Paleo Pancakes

                      by Paleo Porn
                      Full recipe here.

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                        Grain Free Chicken Dippers with Buffalo Ranch Dipping Sauce

                        by Primally Inspired
                        Full recipe here.

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                          6. Pine Nuts

                          As early as 300 BC, pine nuts were spreading their healthy benefits and filling up Roman soldiers. Now, pine nuts have expanded their goodness to us health-conscious people of the modern world. Like cashews and almonds, pine nuts are technically pine seeds that you find between the scales of pine cones. These flavorful nuts have actually become a delicacy in many countries.

                          So, what health benefits do pine nuts really have to offer? For starters, they significantly help weight loss because of their appetite-suppressing effects. Scientifically speaking, the fatty acids found in pine nuts release large amounts of a known appetite-suppressing hormone called cholecystokinin (CCK). Pine nuts also contain nutrients that boost our body’s energy levels.They are also good for your heart, skin, and vision.

                          Recommended daily serving: 2 to 3 tablespoons of pine nuts.

                          Here are some sweet and savory recipes for Pine Nuts:

                          Paleo Chicken & Pine Nut Meatloaf

                          by Paleo Foodies
                          Full recipe here.

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                            Spinach Cake

                            by Elana’s Pantry
                            Full recipe here.

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                              7. Walnuts

                              This one is different. It’s neither a seed nor a nut, but a drupe. It’s a simple gift from Mother Nature. It contains a long list of nutrients like protein, fiber, plant sterols, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Perhaps the best health benefit of walnuts is its cancer-fighting properties that significantly reduce the risks of prostate and breast cancer. Like its cousins, cashews and almonds, walnuts are heart-friendly and powerful antioxidants. For the weight conscious, these nuts can increase satiety levels in just three days.

                              Recommended daily serving: 7 shelled walnuts.

                              Here are some sweet and savory recipes for Walnuts:

                              Raw Chocolate Covered Walnuts with Berries

                              by The Paleo Diet
                              Full recipe here.

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                                Paleo Choc Blueberry Cake

                                by The Merrymaker Sisters
                                Full recipe here.

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                                  Strawberry Spinach Salad with Sweet and Spicy Walnuts

                                  by Cookie + Kate
                                  Full recipe here.

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                                    8. Macadamia

                                    Surprised that macadamia nuts made it to this list? Yes, they are loaded with fat and calories, but hear me out first! Studies show that 82.6 percent of the fat found in macadamia nuts are monounsaturated. If you’ve been reading up to this point, you know that monounsaturated fats are healthy fats that are good for the heart. Macadamia nuts also contain fiber that is good for digestion.

                                    Recommended daily serving: 28 grams or one handful of macadamia nuts.

                                    Here are some sweet and savory recipes for Macadamia Nuts:

                                    Cherry (Tomato) Bombs

                                    by Paleo Foodies
                                    Full recipe here.

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                                      Candied Macadamia Nuts

                                      by Elana’s Pantry
                                      Full Recipe here.

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                                        100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                        100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier
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                                        Want to learn some quick and easy life hacks that are easy to do, low cost and saves you time?

                                        By tweaking little things in your daily life, it can make your life much more convenient!

                                        Here’re 100 of the most practical life hacks so you can just pick up any of them right away!

                                        83 tie a small piece of bright colored fabric

                                          84 write random letter

                                            85 use a rubberband

                                              86 dorm smell bad

                                                87 lean your phone on your sunglassess

                                                  89 how to waterproof your shoes

                                                    90 take a picture of the name card

                                                      91 iron inside out

                                                        92 old newspaper

                                                          93 tumble try shoes

                                                            keep a card like this

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                                                                94 soap bar

                                                                  95 make a hole

                                                                    96 drop the battery

                                                                      97 use a coozie

                                                                        98 when taking a picture

                                                                          use a clean dust pan

                                                                            try a pants hanger

                                                                              use your cellphone light

                                                                                use a spring from an old pen

                                                                                  quick and easy iphone speaker

                                                                                    user binder clips

                                                                                      wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage

                                                                                        put pancake mix in a ketchup bottle

                                                                                          clean out an old lotion bottle for your beach

                                                                                            use a muffin tin to serve condiments at a bbq

                                                                                              doritos are great for kindling

                                                                                                use nail polish to identify different keys

                                                                                                  use a hanging shoe rack to store cleaning supplies

                                                                                                    freeze grapes to chill white wine without

                                                                                                      use paper clips to organize your cables

                                                                                                        almost finished your jar of nutella

                                                                                                          sick of having a box full of tangled

                                                                                                            unroll the rim to increase the capacity

                                                                                                              cut open toilet paper rolls and use as a cuff

                                                                                                                remove the stem from strawberries

                                                                                                                  turn an old bottle into a simple little cord holder

                                                                                                                    for iced coffee and iced cappuccino, use frozen coffee cubes

                                                                                                                      how to fold a fitted bed sheet

                                                                                                                        tired of snoozing past your alarm

                                                                                                                          place a rubber band around an open paint can to wipe your brush on

                                                                                                                            ut a wooden spoon across a boiling pot

                                                                                                                              use bread clips to save flip-flops

                                                                                                                                take pictures of friends holding items

                                                                                                                                  how i always know which headphone is the left one

                                                                                                                                    put a stocking over the end of a vacuum

                                                                                                                                      How to make sure you drink enough water

                                                                                                                                        user a can opener to open blister

                                                                                                                                          good sandwich guide

                                                                                                                                            turn your muffin pans upside down

                                                                                                                                              50 pounds of groceries and living on the 5th floor

                                                                                                                                                the right way to make a blt

                                                                                                                                                  add one teaspoon of baking soda

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                                                                                                                                                      hair straighteners equals to collar irons

                                                                                                                                                        stack your clothes vertically to see them all

                                                                                                                                                          the right way to make cookies in the summer

                                                                                                                                                            how to clean a blender

                                                                                                                                                              the right way to eat a popsicle

                                                                                                                                                                use bread clips to label and organize power cords

                                                                                                                                                                  to get the built up residue off of your shower head

                                                                                                                                                                    user a hair clip to orgainize long wires

                                                                                                                                                                      a frozen saturated sponge in a bag

                                                                                                                                                                        rub stuck zipper teeth with a graphite pencil

                                                                                                                                                                          use a soda pop tab

                                                                                                                                                                            50

                                                                                                                                                                              51 How to multiply large numbers in your head.

                                                                                                                                                                                52 How to open a bottle if you dont have a corkscrew.

                                                                                                                                                                                  rub a walnut on damaged wooden furniture

                                                                                                                                                                                    kids fall out of bed

                                                                                                                                                                                      use toothpaste to clear up hazy car

                                                                                                                                                                                        58

                                                                                                                                                                                          59 keep pizza out while driving home

                                                                                                                                                                                            60 put your straw through the tab to keep it from rising

                                                                                                                                                                                              hold oreos with a fork so your fingers

                                                                                                                                                                                                Never lose your remotes again

                                                                                                                                                                                                  hiding your emergency money

                                                                                                                                                                                                    use a bread tab to hold your spot on a roll

                                                                                                                                                                                                      if you are at a hotel and run out of chargers

                                                                                                                                                                                                        keep a square of cardboard in a ziplock bag

                                                                                                                                                                                                          If you need to pee or smoke at a bar

                                                                                                                                                                                                            drill holes in the bottom of your garbage

                                                                                                                                                                                                              use an accented letter as your passcode

                                                                                                                                                                                                                use a squeeze ketchup bottle top with your shopvac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  do something unusual when locking the door

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    when heating leftovers space out a circle in the middle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      dont burn yourself in those hard to reach candles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        put a small amount of water in a glass when you microwave your pizza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          75 use a piece of paper to organize

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            use half a pool noodle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              pencil case to store cables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                78 clothespin to hold nail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  79 make blts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    80 take a picture of your fridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      81 fill plastic water bottles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        82 right ways to eat chips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          99 if your plug keeps failing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            100 put the banana on the wire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              88 before you throw away a post it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Source: Reddit LifeProTips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                There you go, 100 awesome life hacks that you can try right now to make your life a lot easier!

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