Thursday, 20 September 2012

Are You A Nutter?

USE YOUR NUT!!!




Just 3 Brazil nuts per day can help provide the antioxidant selenium that reduces your risk of colon cancer and ALSO boosts skin elasticity and slows down your biological age.
Brazil nut pesto....throw some parsley, a handful of brazils, squeeze and zest of a lemon, garlic and sea salt into the whizzer, this not only tastes fabulous but can also double up as a facemask (you might want to omit the garlic for that one!)

A good handful of walnuts will lift your heart; they've a great source of heart protective omega 3.
If you're blessed with a magic Vit-mix or similar kitchen gadget you can whizz up 3 cups of walnuts, 1 tbsp. of olive oil, pinch of sea salt and hey presto you've got yourself a nut butter. You can try this with most nuts.

Almonds have calcium, magnesium and phytochemicals which help to protect against disease. 1oz of almonds provides 35% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin E.
Almond and/or Cashew milk.... soak nuts in fresh water for 6 hours, drain water off, blend  soaked nuts with 3 cups of water, add a date or two if you need it sweetening, strain the bits out and drink, keeps for up to 3 days in the fridge.

Pure Shea butter which is the fat taken from the Shea nut has an abundance of vitamin F. It melts into a dreamy moisturizer when it makes contact with the skin. It's also wonderful for smoothing hair and nail cuticles.

Ok... coconut isn't exactly a nut but it's such a versatile fabulous gift of the earth that it would be rude not to give it a mention here. Coconut oil can be used in, baking, frying, smoothies and salads, applied all over your body or even on creaking hinges!!  The presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid in the oil means that it will help to maintain healthy cholesterol levels and boost your immunity along side a gazillion other benefits including brain function. Use it in place of other oils, including butter and olive oil.

Ps...Please ignore the above if you have a nut allergy :-)

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