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Nuts About Nuts! Important part of your diet? You bet!


Here’s what Great Taste, No Pain author, Sherry Brescia has to say about nuts in your diet. …….


Nuts include almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts. (Note that a peanut is technically not a nut at all–it’s part of the legume family along with peas, beans and lentils, but most people still consider it a nut. It is not.) It still boggles my mind, but most in the medical community are still telling their patients with digestive troubles not to eat nuts. But if they are eaten correctly, like I teach in Great Taste No Pain –  Learn the exact same diet strategies Sherry Brescia used to
stop 20 yrs of digestive disorders, migraine headaches and
allergies all while eating gourmet quality food every day.
http://www.greattastenopain.com/cmdt.asp?id=943215&t=372500 even those with serious problems will be able to eat them with no trouble at all…and benefit greatly. Nuts are truly one of nature’s gifts to us. They’re filled with nutrients like protein, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and potassium. Unfortunately, some people have an allergy to nuts and must avoid them. But for the vast majority who are not allergic, here are some of the reasons why you should eat them:

============== The perfect snack =================

Because they’re so nutritious, nuts are a perfect snack. Here’s why: Your body sends the hunger signal to your brain when it needs nutrients. Unfortunately, far too many people reach for nutrient-void chips, soda or sweets when that happens. Since your body’s nutrient needs aren’t filled with junk food, you’ll feel hungry again soon after you polish off those Doritos. So, you’ll eat more junk and feel hungry again, and a vicious (blubber creating) cycle occurs. But if you snack on nuts instead of junk, you’ll be well- nourished and only send the hunger signal when you TRULY need more nutrients from food. (This leads to a blubber- reducing cycle.)

 ======= Mucho protein, zero cholesterol===============

Since nuts are a plant, it’s easy for your body to break down their protein into its individual amino acids and construct human protein–FAR easier than it is for you to break down animal protein (meat). Plus nuts have no cholesterol!

 ======= Good fats =======

 Nuts are a great source of healthy, essential fats that are vital to your health. Here are just a few of the reasons your body needs healthy fats: * They help construct cell membranes, produce hormones and eliminate acidity. * They help your body absorb nutrients. * They lubricate your joints, provide energy and help protect against heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, arteriosclerosis and blood clots. * They boost brain function.

 ========== Have ’em raw ==========

It’s important to eat nuts raw–NEVER roasted. Roasting increases the acidity of the nuts and destroys their nutrients. The same can be said for nut butters. Be sure to look for nut butters that are made from raw (not roasted) nuts, and avoid those with added salt and sugars.

============== Nuts in your diet ==============

Nuts are a very versatile food, combining well with many other kinds of foods to add flavor, texture and a nutritional wallop to your meals. With the exception of almonds and cashews, all nuts are naturally acid-creating. However, because of their awesome health benefits and nutrients, they are an acceptable part of a good diet, being part of the 20-30% acidic foods that most people should eat each day. (You should strive to eat 70-80% alkaline foods and keep acid forming foods down to 20-30%.)


 =============== Nuts and digestion =============== Nuts can be part of your daily diet, but since they are a highly concentrated (and acidic) food, you should limit them to a handful (about 1 ounce) each day. For people who may have difficulty digesting nuts, it helps to soak them in water for an hour before eating them. The nuts will absorb the water and be easier to digest. The Great Taste No Pain system shows you how to make nuts a healthy, no-pain part of your diet.


 When you eat them at the right time



 with the correct other foods, nuts are something you can enjoy in your everyday diet. You’ll reap all their health benefits, continue to maintain a good acid-alkaline balance, and most importantly, stay pain-free… …even if your well-meaning, but misinformed doctor says not to eat them due to a major digestive problem.

 To your health,

Sherry Brescia

Learn the exact same diet strategies Sherry Brescia used to
stop 20 yrs of digestive disorders, migraine headaches and
allergies all while eating gourmet quality food every day.

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