‘Nuts’ to You, I mean to your health!

Dr. Jerry Gore Jerry Gore, M.D. September 22, 2014

Did you know that a handful of nuts a day decreased “all cause mortality” by 20%!

If you call someone a nut, you might be giving them a compliment. Nuts contain fiber, monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, copper, magnesium and walnuts contain omega 3 fatty acids, the same oil found in fish. They are very low glycemic meaning that the rate of sugar going into your cells after eating them is slow compared to other foods. All of this translates to decreased risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and inflammation.

I prefer to eat nuts after soaking and drying them. This is the way the raw foods people like to do it because soaking gets rid of unpleasant enzyme inhibitors in the nuts that prevents them from sprouting under abnormal conditions. These enzyme inhibitors are difficult to digest. After soaking, pop them in a dehydrator for a while, then you have crispy nuts. Add some salt and enjoy.
To your health:
Dr. Gore