The Guide to Buying Healthy Nuts

Find out how to shop smart when shopping for nuts.

The Guide to Buying Healthy Nuts

Wondering how to add nuts to your diet without spending a fortune and packing on the pounds? With the help of Mark Schatzker and Kellyann Petrucci, we’ve separated fact from fiction and have come up with a few tried and true tips to help you navigate this food group the smart way.

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Avoid Inflammation

While nuts like cashews, in particular, have a lot of omega-6s, it’s important to strike a balance between omega-6s and omega-3s to reap the brain and heart health benefits. Since a lot of people tend to get more omega-6 in their diet, it can cause inflammation. To avoid this imbalance, stick to walnuts, which have a good mix of both omega types and they have phytochemicals that may actually reduce inflammation as well.

More: The Guide to Calming Inflammation

Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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