Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Nuts According to Martha Stewart

From the December Martha Stewart Living,

December 2011 Issue, page 58
Nut Health Facts

Almonds: vitamin B riboflavin, vitamin E, anti-aging antioxidant, magnesium, and molecules that prevent oxidation that leads to heart disease

Peanuts: folate, oleic acid, resveratrol – a heart anti-oxidant also found in red wine and chocolate

Pistachios: potassium, may reduce stress

Walnuts: alpha-linoleic acid, an omega-3 that boosts cognitive function, and disease-fighting gammatocopherol, a type of vitamin E

Hazelnuts: proanthocyanidins that may help strengthen blood vessels, reduce heart disease and boost brain health

Pecans: high ORAC score (antioxidant measurement), may delay age-related cognitive decline

My fourth book, Pocket Guide to Fitness, Edition II, is available on,, and If you look up my name on those Web sites, you will find my other books The Boy in a Wheelchair and Life, Work and Play: Poems and Short Stories.

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