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Nuts and seeds

Nutritional characteristics
Nuts and seeds contain essential fatty acids that are vital growth for healthy skin, hair, blood pressure control, and encourage our immunity and blood clotting.  Due to the good fat that they contain it reduces the risk of heart disease. They improve the health or our artery walls, making the more flexible therefore not prone to clots and lower blood pressure. They contain calcium, magnesium, zinc, fiber, iron, Vitamin B1, and phosphorus. In addition, a good source of Vitamin E, and antioxidants that prevent chronic diseases and cancer.  They are rich in protein, dietary fiber, copper, potassium, selenium and folic acid.

Recommended intake: according to pyramid its 1-3 servings per day

Serving size: 28grams per serving or a closed handful  (livestrong.com)

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Publish date 16/10/2013 10:30
Last updated 15/04/2014 16:58