- raw and freshly refrigerated
- freshly toasted or dry roasted (in your oven)
- roasted in their own fat and salted (in a package)
- roasted in partially hydrogentated fat and even worse if they’re sugared.
It only takes eight weeks to change you taste buds, so we urge you to give nuts another chance – especially since they are linked to decreased risk of heart disease and cancer. Your best bet? Raw walnuts, almonds and hazlenuts: Walnuts rank highest in healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Check expiration dates, since nuts can go rancid quickly, and store them in the fridge to keep them fresh.
-Dr. Roizen & Dr. Oz, Readers Digest