Celebrate National Nut Day with a shea butter or almond-based service at the spa! Happy National Nut Day, folks! We all know that nuts are a good thing, but you may be surprised to learn just how much a handful of nuts can do for your health. Whether your preference is peanuts or cashews, a small snack of just about any variety can work wonders on improving your overall wellness. So what’s so great about nuts, you ask? Well, for one thing, they’re an awesome alternative to meat. Packed with protein, fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids, nuts offer better bang for your body than, for instance, a plateful of pork. And according to the Harvard School of Public Health, eating nuts such as walnuts and almonds several times a week can reduce your risk of heart disease. More worried about your weight? In that case, try some pistachios. Studies show that incorporating pistachios, which are high in healthy fats, into your diet can increase weight loss as well as reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels. To boost brain health, unsalted peanuts are your best bet. Rich in folate, a vitamin that staves off brain atrophy, as well as vitamin E and niacin, peanuts are the perfect food product to help you stay sharp. This Spa Week, we’ll be doing more than just adding nuts to our daily diet, however. We’ll be incorporating them in our spa treatments as well! Because when it comes to securing the smooth skin benefits of nuts, a little shea butter can go a long way. Check out these three $50 nut-based beauty treatments and head to Spaweek.com to book an appointment today! Salon Greco – Suwanee, GA 90 Min Pumpkin and Spice Sea Salt Body Glow and Foot Smoothing Treatment with Shea Butter and Vitamins A, C, D, and E Sweet Cheeks Beauty Bar – Carlsbad, CA 50 Min Express Facial and Honey Almond Body Polish Hashani Spa at the JW Marriott Starr Pass – Tucson, AZ 50 Min Farmhouse Fresh Body Treatment Including Citrus Grass Salt Scrub, Warm Prickly Pear Cactus Gel and Honeysuckle Orange Custard Shea Butter Elle Fure is the Editorial Director of Spa Week Daily. Start a Conversation Cancel a Conversation Connect with Enter your WordPress.com blog URL http://.wordpress.com Proceed Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.