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ARE YOU NUTS?!

Brazil Nuts
Serving Size: Approx. 6-10 Nuts
Calories: 165
Just one brazil nut contains more than a day’s worth, so you get a huge health benefit for approximately 30 calories.  This nut contains a mineral crucial for thyroid health called selenium.  Beware however, there is such a thing as too much selenium.  Make this nut a “rare” treat.
 
Walnuts
Serving Size: Approx. 15 Nuts
Calories: 190
Not only are walnuts a great source of fiber, protein, and magnesium, they also contain a high level of alpha-linolenic acid; a brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acid.
Pecans
Serving Size: Approx. 20 Halves
Calories: 200
There is a reason why men love pecans.  Pecan are found in a type of plant sterol called beta-sitosterol.  This rich substance is believed to not only lower cholesterol, but to contribute to prostate health as well.
Pistachios
Serving Size: Approx. 50 Nuts
Calories: 175
These delicious nuts actually have fewer calories per nut than most varieties.  What is amazing about pistachios are not only are they rich in lutein, an antioxidant found in leafy greens (very important for skin and vision), just one serving alone contains just as much potassium as a small banana.
Almonds
Serving Size: Approx. 23-25 Nuts
Calories: 175
Almonds are a fitness competitors best friend.  They assist in lowering cholesterol, and are more fibrous than any other nut listed on this page, as well as most varieties.  Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E.

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