Enjoyed in moderation, they make a great addition to your diet. Yet, not all nuts are created equal, each having their own unique nutrition profile and health benefits. Celebrate these parcels of goodness and boost your vitality this Christmas with this guide on the valuable properties of nuts.
Technically a legume, peanuts are packed with polyphenolic antioxidants including resveratrol, rivalling many fruits in antioxidant content. They hold the title “food for the brain”, thanks to an abundance of folate, a mineral essential for brain development.
Get your fill of plant phytosterols
from pecans. These compounds
support immunity and help lower cholesterol levels.
Abundant in B-complex vitamins, vitamin E, potassium and fibre, pistachios are a delicious way to help maintain hormone balance, and said to be good for those with problem periods. They’re also the only nut to contain a significant amount of the carotenoid lutein.
These immunity-boosting nuts are loaded with omega-3, superior antioxidants and monounsaturated, heart-healthy fats.
The Importance of Choosing Organic
Adding nuts to your diet is a step towards a healthy lifestyle. But to ensure that the products you get are truly in their natural form with optimum nutrition, it’s wise to choose a good brand.
Established in 1982, Ceres Organics is New Zealand’s most trusted brand of certified organic food – wholesome, GE-free, and untainted by chemicals, harmful pesticides and herbicides, artificial ingredients and nasty additives.
Each of their wonderful products is ethically sourced only from growers that have passed the stringent organic standards of growing, harvesting and processing. And as an assurance, each Ceres Organics product bears the BioGro mark, attesting to its certified organic status. The result is nutritionally intact, wholesome products offering the very best of nature’s goodness, and nothing else!