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Tiny but mighty, Chia seeds, Sunflower seeds, and Pepitas are nutritional powerhouses have a lot to offer. Super nutrition can come in small packages. Just look at seeds, the latest dietary darling. “Seeds offer a ton of nutritional benefits, from helping with cholesterol levels to fighting off inflammation and infections to contributing to steady blood sugars,” says Katherine Basbaum, M.S., R.D., a clinical dietitian for the Heart and Vascular Center at UVA Health in Charlottesville, Va.
"Nuts are nature’s perfect snack food - bite-sized, portable, tasty, nutritious, and filling, and yet with an unmistakable indulgent mouthfeel. No wonder Americans’ nut consumption increased by almost 40 percent between 2000 and 2016."
A study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston shows that "Colon cancer survivors who ate at least two ounces (57 grams) of tree nuts a week - roughly 48 almonds or 36 cashews- were significantly less likely to have their cancer return or to die from their cancer than those who did not eat nuts".
"Nuts can reduce levels of inflammation in the body and lower your risk of death from all causes. But each variety has its own bevy of advantages, too."