Find out how to shop smart when shopping for 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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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.