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A Nut A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Everyone knows that there are a wide range of health benefits to be gained from a nut rich diet. However, what many people don’t know is what kind of nuts are the best for them and how many nuts they could include in their diet. Is one type of nut healthier than the rest? Are certain nuts better for certain people?

At the Superior Nut Company, we’ve spent the last 80 years producing the healthiest and tastiest nuts and candies on the earth, which means we’ve learned a little something about nuts along the way. All of our nuts are a great source of protein and antioxidants. Here are a few of our favorite nuts and their health benefits:

Almonds – This popular nut is used in snacks and desserts all year round, and makes a good, heart healthy snack. Almonds are high in monosaturated fats, which are the “good” fats that reduce the risk of heart disease. This nut is also loaded with vitamin E, magnesium and potassium, all of which have big heart benefits!

Peanuts – Probably the most popular and iconic of all the nuts we sell, the peanut is a health powerhouse due to their high level of antioxidants. These are linked to a decrease in heart problems, lessened risk of stroke, and prevention of gallstones.

Pecans – The pecan offers many health benefits similar to the almond and peanut, but this nut is also helpful for lowering cholesterol and controlling your weight. Since it is filled with the good fats and proteins, the pecan is a powerful tool in lowering your cholesterol.

Walnuts – This nut is a major producer of omega-3 fatty acids, which are a special type of protective fat that the body cannot manufacture. Walnuts are good for your heart, and also for high blood pressure.

Every nut at the Superior Nut Company carries some health benefits to it. Why not mix some in to your diet and move towards a healthier you?