Healthy Snacks

Superior Nut Company announces nuts a healthy alternative to costly super foods

Goji berries. Pomegranates. Acai berries. They may be trendy and full of nutritional value, but are they really healthier than other foods? Do their benefits justify their often exorbitant cost?

Superior Nut Company is proud to remind shoppers that like the passing Super Food fads, nuts are nutritional even in small serving sizes, as well as being a tasty and versatile food. Nuts are also more affordable, per serving and in bulk, than more exotic foods.

Almonds: Regularly eating almonds has been shown to decrease LDL "bad" cholesterol levels. Almonds are also high in fiber, magnesium and Vitamin E, which has anitoxidant properties. Antioxidants prevent cell oxidation and the creation of free radicals in the body.

Cashews: Cashews contain less fat than other nuts and contains oleic acid, which is also found in olive oil and is beneficial for heart health. Cashew nuts are also rich in copper, which is key to preventing anemia, arthritis and other conditions.

Peanuts: Peanuts contain reservatrol, which is also found in red grapes and is linked to a reduced occurrence of heart disease and functions as an anti-inflammatory. Like other nuts, it is also an antioxidant food that is high in monounsaturated fats.

Pecans: Several studies indicate that pecans increase satiety, meaning that eating pecans makes snackers feel more full after eating. They may also increase the body's metabolism. They are sodium-free and contain several B Vitamins and zinc.

Macadamia Nuts: Macadamia nuts, in addition to all the other common benefits of nuts, are a good source of iron, which promotes the functions of enzymes, and potassium.    

For a great selection of ready-to-snack canned nuts of all varieties, visit Superior Nut Company online.

About Superior Nut Company:

Superior Nut Company provides its customers with the highest quality nuts, dried fruit and chocolates. Founded by Nubar Hintlian in 1929 as a one-person operation, Superior Nut Company has grown into its current four-story location in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company has been recognized with a prestigious Environmental Merit Award for its eco-friendly forest plantation in Costa Rica. 1% of all sales at SuperiorNutStore.com are donated to the Reforest The Tropics program, a partner of the Billion Tree Campaign.

Publication date: 6/2009
Contact: Hicham Chraibi
617 876-3808 ext 327
hchraibi@SuperiorNut.com