- October 31st, 2013
If you like pistachios you’re in good company: as in the Queen of Sheba, Israel (the man), Babylonian kings, Alexander the Great, and, more recently, the USA Water Polo team.A look at the health benefits of one of nature’s greatest nutsBy Adam Swenson
- June 30th, 2013
The almond is a perfect example of a food best eaten raw due to its nutritional benefits and the plethora of ways to eat this tiny pseudonut. Botanically speaking, almonds are considered seeds, not nuts—they come from the almond tree and are the seed of the drupe fruit. However they are commonly (though inaccurately) referred to as a nut.Nut or not, eat your almonds raw
- December 1st, 2008Unfeatured
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup walnuts
1 cup almonds
1/2 cup pumpkinseeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons flaxseeds
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, olive oil, agave, and spices. Cook on low heat for one minute. Add nuts and seeds; coat well.
3. Spread in a single layer on baking sheet. Roast 5 minutes, or until nuts are golden.
nutrition info: 203.4 calories; 17.7 g fat; 2.3 g saturated fat; 3.1 mg cholesterol; 5.9 g protein;
8.5 g carbohydrates; 3.4 g fiber; 118.9 mg sodium
- November 1st, 2008
Turns out it might not be an apple a day that keeps the doc away: A new study in the Journal of Nutrition reports that eating a handful of nuts five or more times a week can reduce your risk of developing heart disease. Reach for almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts, and walnuts, says Sari Greaves, RD, a nutritionist in Bedminster, New Jersey.By Nicole Duncan
- November 1st, 2008
You already know they’re important for good health, but what do essential fatty acids have to do with radiant skin? These polyunsaturated fats (which include omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids) are essential for staving off inflammation, dryness, and acne, says Valori Treloar, a dermatologist and coauthor of The Clear Skin Diet (Cumberland House Publishing, 2007).By Josie Garthwaite
- March 1st, 2008
Wear a high-SPF lip gloss or balm. According to Seattle naturopath Tamara Cullen, prolonged sun exposure can trigger flare-ups.
Lay off the chocolate and nuts. Foods high in arginine disrupt the amino acid balance in your body, which can aggravate the herpes-simplex virus (HSV-1), says Cullen. Cut back as soon as a sore appears.
The next time you feel that telltale tingling, take charge with these tips.By Shanon Lyon
- December 1st, 2007
Peanut butter may pack plenty of protein, fiber, and stick-to-your-ribs satisfaction, but to reap the diverse health benefits of nature’s nuts and seeds, you’ll have to look beyond the standard jar of Skippy. “We need more variety than just peanut butter,” says Susan Levin, staff dietitian for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.By Kate Trainor
- February 1st, 2005
I’ve always been a nut about nuts. Back when I was a kid in the Parkmead School cafeteria, my mouth watered whenever I pulled a peanut butter sandwich out of my crumpled lunch sack. Saturday matinees at the El Rey weren’t complete without the crunchy nirvana of an Almond Joy candy bar. And I was ecstatic when Mom and Dad popped open a can of cashews for their bridge parties.By Richard Mahler