Nuts & seeds

NUTS & SEEDS

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Multiple studies confirm the role of nuts in an anti-inflammatory diet People who consumed the most nuts had a 51 percent lower risk of dying from an inflammatory disease (like RA) compared with those who ate the fewest nuts. Another study, published in the journal Circulation in 2001 found that subjects with lower levels of vitamin B6 – found in most nuts – had higher levels of inflammatory markers.

Nuts are packed with inflammation-fighting monounsaturated fat. And though they’re relatively high in fat and calories, studies show noshing on nuts promotes weight loss because their protein, fiber and monounsaturated fats are satiating. Moderate nut consumption

Best sources: Walnuts, pine nuts, pistachios and almonds. Handful per day

Brilliant cookbook

Check out nut and seed recipes in the Brilliant COOKBOOK. All recipes take 30 minutes or less to make. All recipes are two’fers and have a double or triple hit (they’ll work for another meal or good as frozen for another day)

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