Want to Improve Your Mood? Eat More Nuts!

Woman in a Good Mood

Followers of this blog know by now that nuts can be a wonderful part of a healthy diet for physical reasons. They are full of protein and lots of good nutrients and, when eaten in moderation, studies have shown that they can help lower your risk of heart disease, help control diabetes, lower your bad […]

Posted on September 27th, 2018

Are You Eating a Nut or a Seed?

Nuts and Seeds

Or could it be both? It turns out that nuts are seeds but not all seeds are nuts. And then there are foods we popularly call nuts that might technically be considered fruit! AND there are nut-like seeds found inside some fruits that are botanically called something else altogether: drupes! It’s all so confusing. I […]

Posted on September 25th, 2018

Why Are Nuts Good for Your Heart?

Heart Healthy Snack Foods with Almonds

Here at Maisie Jane’s we like to say that almonds and other nuts are part of a heart-healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that just a 1 oz increase in intake of almonds per day led to a 3.5 percent reduction in the estimated 10-year risk of heart disease. But WHY are nuts good for your heart? […]

Posted on September 11th, 2018

Summer is the Time for Snack Packs!

Maisie Jane's Snack Packs

Summer is time for snack packs — bring them on a hike, bring them on a picnic, bring them to the beach! Each of our 1.13 oz bags of flavor and fun are the perfect size to take with you anywhere and provide a wallop of nutrition in every one. Plus they’re all-natural, kosher, gluten-free, and […]

Posted on July 5th, 2018

How to Use Nuts to Lower Your Cholesterol

signs to good health

Did your doctor tell you your cholesterol was getting a bit high at your last doctor’s visit? More than 102 million Americans over the age of 20 have total cholesterol levels higher than what is considered healthy.  That’s about a third of the population! And given that high cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease […]

Posted on April 18th, 2018

Snacking with Nuts Can Lower Diabetes Risks

Did you know that eating nuts as part of a healthy Mediterranean style diet can reduce your risk of getting diabetes by 52%? And if you’re already a type 2 diabetic, eating just 2 oz a day of nuts combined with this diet could improve insulin resistance, significantly reduce your fasting blood sugar, reduce cholesterol, […]

Posted on March 13th, 2018

Unlocking the Secret of Nuts in Your Dreams

This writer has always had a fascination with dreams. I used to sleep with a dream journal next to my bed so I could record them when I woke up. I took a class in dream interpretation in college. I have also had a lot of fun acting as an amateur dream interpreter for my […]

Posted on February 20th, 2018

Brainy People Eat Walnuts, Almonds and Pistachios!

What should you eat if you want a healthy brain? Nuts! A number of recent studies point to tree nuts as being useful for cognitive function and memory. It might even be possible to reverse age-related declines! Some of the most useful nuts are walnuts, almonds and pistachios. Let’s take a look at what they […]

Posted on February 1st, 2018

Nuts Were Enjoyed at the First Thanksgiving

Vintage Thanksgiving Card

I can hardly imagine a Thanksgiving without nuts. Big bowls of walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts and beechnuts to crack with nutcrackers were always present at our holiday table, a tradition that dates back to the earliest records of the holiday feast. In 1779, Juliana Smith described their celebration in a letter to her cousin Betsey. The […]

Posted on November 14th, 2017