Protect your heart health by chewing more nuts and less red meat! A well-balanced diet should contain a wide variety of food sources, including meat (subject to your preference and lifestyle). Nuts contribute healthy unsaturated fats and protein, which reduces total and LDL cholesterol levels. Besides being a rich source of vitamins and minerals, nuts also provide a great stop-gap for those afternoon munchies!
Here are 3 tips to help you achieve a balanced diet:
Eat about 10-14 mixed nuts a day (40g a day)
The benefits reaped from eating nuts and seeds decreases as one ages. Individuals who are over 80 years do not benefit as much as those in their 30s to 50s. The protein intake is the secret to why nuts are so heart-healthy.