Much has been made in recent years by health professionals about what types of foods we put into our bodies. Snacks are one of the worst culprits in diets as many foods we mindlessly munch on are fatty and full of empty calories. Such is not the case for nuts, which are among the healthiest foods on the planet! Here at Superior Nut Company, we offer a wide selection of heart healthy gift baskets full of this supreme snack that you can give for any occasion, including birthdays, anniversaries, special achievements and more. Heart healthy gift baskets contain premium nuts including almonds, macadamias, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts. Research has shown that all of these tasty treats could reduce your risk of heart disease. Even though peanuts are technically a legume, they're also good at reducing heart disease and are often included and recommended as part of a heart-healthy diet. Almost every collection we offer easily qualifies as heart healthy gift baskets, with some healthy selections being rounded out by indulgent treats to be enjoyed in moderation. Superior Nut Company's gift baskets are great for anyone who wants to maintain a healthy diet. Why are the premium nuts in our heart healthy gift baskets so good for you' Nuts can help lower LDL, or low-density lipoprotein levels in the blood. High LDL levels are a primary cause of heart disease. Research indicates that eating nuts can help people avoid blood clots, improve the lining in arteries, and may help reduce overall heart disease risk. What makes nuts so good for us' All nuts contain at least one, and most contain several, substances that are heart healthy. These include monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and Omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent dangerous heart rhythms that can lead to heart attacks. All nuts contain fiber, which produces a feeling of fullness and plays a part in preventing diabetes. Vitamin E helps prevent development of plaque in arteries. Some nuts also contain plant sterols, another substance that helps reduce cholesterol. Many nuts also contain L-arginine, which help makes artery walls more flexible and less prone to blood clots. Remember that items in our heart healthy gift baskets are also delicious, proving that eating well needn't mean sacrificing an ounce of taste!