Pawsitively Tuesday – Nuts to you

Here’s the good news

Eat nuts for your health

Pecans, walnuts, cashews

macadamias, if you choose

Just remember please

Peanuts are not nuts

They’re legumes, just like peas

no ifs, ands or buts

Legume by Peggy

The analysis of tree nut consumption included 826 patients.  Previous studies showed positive associations between regular consumption of nuts reduction in cardiovascular disease and cancer, as well as a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and insulin resistance.*

The results showed that patients who consumed two or more 1-oz servings of nuts weekly had a 42% lower risk of cancer recurrence and a 57% lower risk of death from any cause during the follow-up period.

“The associations were limited to tree-nut intake and were not significant for consumption of peanuts or peanut butter,” said Fadelu. “The biologic mechanism is unknown but is likely related to the effect of nuts on insulin resistance.”

*Temidayo Fadelu, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

6 thoughts on “Pawsitively Tuesday – Nuts to you

  1. I love this post! Pecans, walnuts, macadamias, and cashews are my favorite nuts, and I also like pistachios which I think are especially good for us. So I think I’ll go eat a pound and a half.
    My other favorite nut is Judy, who’s acting a bit like a legume this week, what with her achy foot grounding her.

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    • Sharon,
      Judy is my favorite nut, since she doesn’t give me nuts for treats. I don’t like that she is grounded, since she doesn’t take me on late night walks. Or any walks. Peggy tries to compensate by walking me to the park, and she even took me down the stairs, where I have been wanting to go forever! So I guess it isn’t all bad. But I’d rather walk with Judy.
      Freddie Parker Westerfield, L.T.W.C.D.
      Loves To Walk Canine Dog

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