Nuts- the mega store of nutrients

Nuts- the mega store of nutrients

By Sunaina Khetarpal  on: 09 February 2015
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*Nuts benefits you in heart diseases, maintaining blood sugar levels and also weight loss.heart

*Brazil nuts contain more selenium than any other food. selenium is an antioxidant.smiley

*A small handful of almonds has more fibre than a cup of strawberries.blush

*Almonds is a power store of calcium, protein and vitamin E.cheeky

*You can have walnuts to get the daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids.yes


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