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National Grab Some Nuts Day on August 3 is the ultimate nutty day. Nuts, legumes, seeds drupes, either way – they’re all considered nuts and are all in some way a part of our daily diet. Nuts are rich in nutrients and minerals, and if eaten in the correct quantities, are great for improving our health. This day promotes the consumption of all nuts, the health benefits, and their tastiness. You won’t be surprised to hear that it’s a very nutty occasion.
History of NATIONAL GRAB SOME NUTS DAY
Although the origin of National Grab Some Nuts Day is unknown, we do know that when this day first started being observed there was some confusion to its purpose. Some were celebrating the nuts we eat, whereas others thought it was all about the metal nuts that go with bolts. Whilst these metal nuts obviously serve their purpose, we’d rather be celebrating food, which is pretty much our stance on most matters.
There is also ample discussion on what is defined as a nut and what is a legume. A legume is generally recognized as a pod containing multiple seeds that begins to open on its own when the season for harvesting approaches. For the purposes of National Grab Some Nuts Day, we suggest celebrating the day by grabbing a handful and savoring the taste!
Whatever it may be, either botanical or non botanical nuts, nuts have an impressive amount of protein, vitamins,minerals, potassium, iron and so on. They say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but even nuts are also capable of this! Consider consuming nuts on a daily basis for snacking to absorb those important nutrients.
Other nutty days do occur throughout the year. These include National Almond Day and National Pecan Day. There’s also a day for cashews, walnuts, peanuts, macadamia nuts, pistachios, and chestnuts. This day is a day for celebrating all these days bundled up in one and grabbing handfuls of as many different kinds as you like. Raw or roasted. Salted, seasoned or plain.
NATIONAL GRAB SOME NUTS DAY timeline
Walnuts are the first nuts to be consumed.
Peanut butter is developed by a doctor in St Louis who prescribed it to patients with bad teeth.
Texas adopts the pecan tree as its state tree.
“Nuts: A Global History,” is released on Amazon.
NATIONAL GRAB SOME NUTS DAY FAQs
How many nuts should I eat a day?
The American Heart Association recommends eating four 1.5-ounce (about a handful) servings of unsalted, unoiled nuts per week.
What’s the worst nut to eat?
Macadamia nuts and pecans have the most calories.
Which nuts are the most environmentally friendly?
Organically grown pecans, peanuts, pine nuts and sunflowers seeds are the most sustainable options.
How To Celebrate National Grab Some Nuts Day
Grab some nuts
Make sure to grab a handful of your favorite nuts to snack on. If done sensibly, this is a great way to stay healthy. It’s worth reading up on the health benefits of including nuts in your daily diet.
Add nuts to your food
Try adding some nuts to a meal. Nuts add texture to baked goods and savory dishes. Options include adding nuts to your salads, stir fry, or the crust of a pie. Check out some nutty recipes on YouTube.
Share on social media
Post about it online and share a photo or two of eating a handful of nuts. Use the hashtag #NationalGrabSomeNutsDay on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
5 Amazing Facts About Nuts
A nut is a fruit composed of an inedible shell and an edible seed.
You’re not nuts!
Walnuts, cashew nuts, almonds, and pecans are technically not nuts, they’re seeds.
Roasting nuts can strip significant fat, so it’s better to eat nuts raw.
Nuts have been eaten for 1000 years in the US.
Almonds are enriched with antioxidants and vitamin E.
Why We Love National Grab Some Nuts Day
They’re good for you
Nuts are a great way to stay healthy and fit and are healthiest when eaten raw. People who eat nuts regularly generally have lower levels of heart attacks, coronary heart disease, strokes and cancer.
They help us
Nuts are high in calories but they are a great way to lose weight. They contain fibre which helps to improve gut health and decrease calorie absorption, thus making you feel full. They also have anti-inflammatory properties which can help with ageing.
They taste fab!
Nuts have a unique taste – they’re nutty! From almonds, pistachios, cashews, peanuts, walnuts, pecans, brazil nuts and more, we love their unique flavour and crunch when added to meals that we just die for.
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