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Seven Nuts and Seeds to Include In Your Paleo Diet®

By Jane Dizon
July 13, 2015

One of Mother Nature’s gifts to mankind, nuts and seeds, have been on this planet for centuries and up to this day, we’re still harvesting their healthy goodness. There’s also a tall list of health benefits you can get from these minute wonder foods.

With high levels of antioxidants, nuts are cardio-protective[1] and great to include in your heart-healthy diet. Seeds on the other hand, are packed with dietary fiber. Studies show that those who consume high dietary fiber have lower risk of developing heart diseases, hypertension, stroke, and obesity.[2]

These tiny nibbles are a popular snack among Paleo eaters, however, should be eaten in moderation and are regarded more as a garnish and not as the main ingredient.[3] A small handful of nuts or seeds over a Paleo salad or added to your Paleo trail mix for hiking is just the ticket to adding healthful fats to your Paleo diet.

Check out the infographic from our friends at Gym and Fitness to learn more about the health benefits of nuts and seeds and include in your Paleo diet.

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References

[1] Blomhoff R, Carlsen MH, Andersen LF, Jacobs DR Jr. Health benefits of nuts: potential role of antioxidants. Br J Nutr. 2006 Nov;96 Suppl 2:S52-60. 2006. PMID:17125534.

[2] Anderson, J.W., Baird, P., Davis, R.H. Jr. et al, Health benefits of dietary fiber. Nutr Rev. 2009;67:188.

[3] Stephenson, Nell. "Going Nuts: All the Bolts to Keep Your Health in Check." The Paleo Diet. The Paleo Diet, LLC, 2014. Web. 09 July 2015.

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