When it comes to unusual holidays, get ready to go, well, nuts! Aug. 3 is Grab Some Nuts Day! Really! While the "title" of this annual holiday is sure to grab people's, well, attention, Grab Some Nuts Day actually celebrates nuts of all shapes, sizes and varieties.
Whether you prefer almonds, pistachios, cashews or pecans, these tiny tasty portable treats pack quite a powerful punch! Depending on the specific variety, nuts are high in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals and are good for your heart.
A nutty diet reduces your risk of developing blood clots, coronary heart disease and gallstones. While most nuts have health benefits, some are more beneficial than others are. Walnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts and pecans are especially good for your heart. Although peanuts are not technically a nut, they are pretty good for you, too. It is important to remember while nuts do contain quite a bit of fat, moderation is key! Just don't cover your nuts in sugar, salt and chocolate!
And speaking of food - today is also National Watermelon Day!