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14 Dining Tips For Enjoying Health Benefits of Nuts Offered By Healthy-Living Senior Community Near Staten Island, N.Y.

The Villas is a community where you can take life to the next level, be the healthiest you can be and learn from an unsurpassed team of fitness, nutrition and medical experts, all while enjoying yourself in a lush, opulent environment.

The Villas of Manalapan, N.J., luxury community provides for independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care on specialized floors

STATEN ISLAND, NY, UNITED STATES, June 23, 2021 / -- Eating nuts can benefit your health, say wellness experts at The Villas of Manalapan, N.J., the luxurious healthy-living apartment community for seniors, just 30 minutes from the Outerbridge Crossing connecting to Staten Island, N.Y.

There are some misconceptions that nuts are not healthy due to their fat content. However, current research now confirms nuts are indeed beneficial to our health, according to nutritionists at the wellness-centric adult community known for gourmet fine dining and a host of other exquisite amenities.

As explained by Villas healthcare professionals, nuts are rich in healthy monounsaturated fat; protein; minerals; vitamin E; folate; fiber, and plant sterols, which naturally lower bad cholesterol.

Nuts also contain the amino acid arginine, which helps to dilate blood vessels and lower blood pressure.

Certain nuts – such as pecans, walnuts and almonds – contain an amino acid called tryptophan. This amino acid stimulates the production of serotonin, which affects our mood and stress level.

Nuts are calorically dense, but they are satisfying which is why they are helpful for weight management.


Several studies over the past few years show a multitude of benefits in nuts, such as: Reduced risk of dying from heart disease; weight management; lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol; improving blood sugar control; reducing inflammation; increasing longevity, and reducing risk of multiple chronic diseases.

Walnuts specifically, due to their high omega-3 essential fatty acid content, offer heart and cognitive benefits. Walnuts also contain antioxidant compounds that are anti-inflammatory, support the immune-system supporting, and fight cancer cells.

Almonds are another super nut — rich in potassium, selenium, magnesium, vitamin E, copper, and calcium.

To get you started on the beneficial habit of eating nuts, The Villas suggests you consider the following brief sampling of ways to incorporate nuts into your day:

1) When you crave a snack, consider nuts

2) Add nuts to your diet to replace less healthy foods, such as chips or cookies

3) Top your hot cereal with chopped pecans

4) Sprinkle walnuts on your yogurt

5) Add macadamia nuts to your salad

6) Spread almond butter on celery sticks

7) Enjoy peanuts with dark chocolate for an indulgent dessert

8) Snack on Brazil nuts

9) Add almonds to chicken salad

10) Mix peanut butter into your oatmeal

11) Top salmon with finely chopped pistachios

12) Add hazelnuts to pancakes or muffins

13) Snack on cashews

14) Sprinkle steamed veggies with roasted almonds

About the Villas of Manalapan

Situated on seven wooded acres in Manalapan, N.J., a short distance from Staten Island, N.Y., The Villas is a luxurious senior apartment community reflecting the ambiance and accommodations of a world-class resort. Offering a range of amenities and services sensitive to the lifestyle, health and daily needs of its residents, the complex – orchestrated by Hackensack Meridian Health – is uniquely focused on wellness and prevention, and ideal for singles and couples alike. The upscale 100,000-square-foot community offers a unique arrangement of supervision and increased healthcare with onsite physician services. Providing for independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care on specialized floors, the Villas eliminates the need to relocate elsewhere due to health issues, allowing couples to remain together in a comforting, well-managed, posh environment. The Villas is located at 289 Gordons Corner Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726. For information, the Villas may be reached at 732-847-3920, contacted via, and visited online at

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Barton Horowitz
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