Belly Up to The Bowl for THIS New Nut Benefit

It’s the nuttiest time of year.

And I’m not just talking about the decorating, shopping, and holiday chaos…

I’m literally talking about NUTS.

Sure, we eat these tasty treats all year round. But when the holidays approach our nut consumption goes through the roof.

We eat more nuts from October through December than any other time of year.

And frankly, I’m a big fan. After all, nuts bring a BUNCH of health benefits to the table.

I’ll dive into some of those benefits in just a moment. But first, let’s take a closer look at a brand-new reason to keep munching on nuts ALL YEAR ROUND.

And if you frequently battle belly problems you won’t want to miss this one.

New research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that eating about 56 grams (roughly 40-45 almonds) significantly increases the amount of butyrate, an important short chain fatty acid, found in the gut.

Your colon cells use the compound for energy. Plus, it acts as messenger molecule which helps the process of absorbing nutrients.

Butyrate supports the gut barrier which keeps bacteria and other dangerous microbes from entering your blood stream.

Which is why the compound may also help ease some of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, and diverticulitis.

In fact, butyrate is considered so important to digestive health that it’s one of the first things natural medicine doctors prescribe for anyone with digestive troubles.

Butyrate is produced by gut bacteria when they digest certain fibers. And it turns out that’s why almonds, which happen to contain the right fibers, are so effective at increasing the compound’s levels.

The researchers also found there was an increase in beneficial bacteria called bifidobacterial when people ate almonds.

Both whole almonds and ground almonds (like almond flour) raised butyrate levels. But folks who ate whole almonds had 1.5 more bowel movements a day.

While this study was done using just almonds, there’s no reason to think that they’re the only nut with these belly benefits. Walnuts, cashews, pecans, and other nuts all contain the same healthy fiber.

So go ahead and put those nutcrackers to work this holiday season. But don’t quit eating nuts when you store the tree and rest of the decorations away this year.

Keep snacking on them all year long.  Because, as I mentioned earlier, nuts bring bunches of other health benefits to the table.

  • Nuts are an excellent source of good fats, proteins, and minerals like selenium, manganese, and magnesium that we have a hard time fitting into our diets otherwise.
  • They’re loaded with free-radical fighting antioxidants.
  • And studies show regularly munching on nuts can have big benefits for our waistlines, cholesterol, and blood sugar
  • There’s even evidence that nuts could reduce the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

Those reasons alone are enough for you to grab a fistful every day.

P.S. A recent study revealed nuts could help reduce heart disease risk too. Find out what kind researchers used in the study… and exactly how much you need to eat… right here.

Source:

“The Impact of Almonds and Almond Processing On Gastrointestinal Physiology, Luminal Microbiology and Gastrointestinal Symptoms: a Randomized Controlled Trial and Mastication Study,” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2022;, nqac265, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqac265

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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