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HuffingtonPostNuts are one of the most amazing foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, nutrients, and heart-healthy fats. They’re void of sugar and contain minimal carbohydrates, and best of all, they taste heavenly. Despite these fun facts, I’ve run into many patients in my practice that avoid them like the plague due to their high fat and high calorie content. Fear not! Nuts can and should be a part of your diet for a variety of health and culinary reasons.

The most important reasons come from two huge studies published in the past two years. They showed that nut eaters live longer than non-nut eaters and have a lower incidence of death from cancer or cardiovascular disease. Here are seven nuts, seven facts, and seven uses that will make you go nuts for what I call the other white meat!

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