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For Better Health, Go Nuts!

One of nature's top superfoods comes out of its shell

Nuts are high in calories and fat, but they offer some significant health benefits.

Walnuts
185 calories per ounce (14 nut halves)
Lowers breast cancer risk in animal studies.

Sunflower seeds
165 calories per ounce (about 1/4 cup)
Lowers LDL cholesterol

Almonds
169 calories per ounce (22 nuts)
Reduces insulin resistance and LDL cholesterol

Peanuts
166 calories per ounce (25 to 28 nuts)
Helps control diabetes and reduces "bad" LDL cholesterol

Pistachios
161 calories per ounce (49 nuts)
May help reduce lung cancer risk; improves "good" HDL cholesterol

Macadamia Nuts
204 calories per ounce (10 to 12 nuts)
Lowers LDL cholesterol

Pecans
196 calories per ounce (19 nut halves)
Lowers LDL cholesterol

Also of interest: How healthy are your eating habits? Take our quiz. >>

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