5 Nuts and Seeds That Fill You Up With Healthy Fats And Protein (They’re Perfect For Snacking!)

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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3. Pumpkin Seeds

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Always popular in the fall, these seeds taste great roasted with a little bit of salt. But they’re not just tasty – they have strong antihypertensive and cardioprotective effects:

Pumpkin seed oil is a natural product commonly used in folk medicine for treatment of prostatic hypertrophy… pumpkin seed oil exhibits an antihypertensive and cardioprotective effects through a mechanism that may involve generation of nitrous oxide.”(3)

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4. Walnuts

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Walnuts have a rich flavor and smooth texture, and are a great addition to salads or baked goods. Popular for this reason, walnuts also have some lesser-known benefits – namely, they’re good for your brain.

A 2011 study revealed that regular walnut consumption has a positive impact on learning and memory functions in rats(4).

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A more recent study showed that they could improve memory deficits in mice with Alzheimer’s disease(5).

5. Brazil Nuts

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Crunchy and rich, these nuts taste great when lightly salted. Did we say nuts? They’re actually technically seeds, but due to their brown, nut-like outer covering, they’re more commonly known as nuts.

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Brazil nuts can improve the lipid profile of healthy individuals(6), and are an excellent source of selenium(7), which can protect against mercury poisoning.

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