Nuts and Seeds are Healthy for Fighting Cancer

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Nuts and Seeds are Healthy for Fighting Cancer

Eating tree nuts can cut the risk of colon cancer death in half

A recent 7-year study found that stage III colon cancer survivors who ate at least 2 ounces (57 grams) of tree nuts per week – roughly 48 almonds or walnuts (that’s only about 7 per day) – were 42% less likely to have their cancer return and 57% less likely to die from their cancer than those who did not eat nuts.

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Peanuts and peanut butter can also be contaminated with aflatoxin..

According to this peer-reviewed study, roasting almonds doubled the antioxidant activity and phenolic compounds in almond skins, better than freeze drying or oven drying.

Nuts aren’t just good for colon cancer. Eating a handful of nuts every day cuts your risk of several types of cancer (including breast cancer and pancreatic cancer), cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

  • Eat at least 7 almonds or walnuts per day. I eat at least twice that amount per day.
  • Replace peanut butter with almond butter.
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The top healthiest nuts:

Almonds have as much calcium as milk, and contain magnesium, vitamin E, selenium and lots of fiber. They can lower cholesterol and help prevent cancer.

Walnuts are extremely good for your heart and brain, and contain ellagic acid a cancer-fighting antioxidant.

Pecans have tons of vitamins and minerals like Vitamins E and A, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, B vitamins, and zinc. And they help lower cholesterol.

Brazil Nuts are a good source of protein, copper, niacin, magnesium, fiber, vitamin E, and a great source of selenium.

Cedar Nuts/Pine Nuts have Vitamins A, B, D, E, P and contain 70% of your body’s required amino acids.

Cashews are rich in minerals like copper, magnesium, zinc, iron and biotin. They are actually a low-fat nut, and like olive oil, they have a high concentration of oleic acid, which is good for your heart.

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Healthy Nuts

The top healthiest seeds:

Flax seeds. Two tbsp of ground flax seed per day is ideal and easy to add to oatmeal or smoothies.

Chia seeds are incredibly healthy seeds rich in omega-3 oils, protein, anti-oxidants, calcium, and fiber.

Hemp seeds are a certified super food with cancer and heart disease prevention properties. They are high in protein and fiber, with balanced omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

Sunflower seeds also help prevent heart disease and cancer with phytochemicals, folate, Vitamin E, selenium and copper.

Pumpkin Seeds (pepitas) are great for your immune system with lots of antioxidants (carotenoids), omega-3 fatty acids and zinc.

Sesame Seeds are a good source of calcium, magnesium, zinc, fiber, iron, B1 and phosphorus. They can lower blood pressure, and protect against liver damage. Sesame seeds have also been linked to prevention of many diseases like arthritis, asthma, migraine headaches, menopause, osteoporosis, and may even reduce PMS symptoms. Tahini is a ground sesame seed paste that’s popular ingredient in Middle Eastern dishes we eat, like hummus.

Apricot seeds (aka Apricot kernels), Apple seeds, and other bitter fruit seeds contain Amygdalin aka Vitamin B17 which has incredibly powerful anti-cancer

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Healthy Seeds

Sources:

According to this peer-reviewed study, roasting almonds doubled the antioxidant activity and phenolic compounds in almond skins, better than freeze drying or oven drying.

Healthy nuts and seeds you should eat every day,

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