How often should I eat nuts and seeds for optimum health?

Dr. David L. Katz, MD, MPH
Preventive Medicine
Eat small amounts of unsalted raw or dry-roasted varieties of peanuts, cashews, pistachios, pecans, walnuts, and almonds four to five times per week. Eat a similar amount of soy nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and pumpkin seeds. You also can mix 1 tsp of ground flaxseed into cooked foods daily.

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Health Value Of Foods

Health Value Of Foods

A healthy diet is rich in foods with high nutritional value, providing your body with the vitamins, minerals and other food nutrients it needs to protect against disease and maintain a healthy weight. To identify healthy foods, it...

's important to read nutrition labels and know the source of your food. Products advertised as whole-grain, organic or fortified may not necessarily be healthy for you. Find out how to get the most health value from various fruits, nuts, spices, oils and vegetables -- and learn which types of red meat and processed foods to avoid -- with expert advice from Sharecare.

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