no-cook summer salad recipe

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A Salad with a Healthful Crunch

There's more to nuts than protein, healthy monosaturated fats and fiber: A study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who frequently ate nuts had lower levels of an inflammatory marker called C-reactive protein (CRP). Moreover, almonds, in particular, are an excellent source of vitamin E, which may help to protect the body from the effects of harmful free radicals and has been shown to reduce inflammation. This recipe has you sprinkle the nuts over a pesto-dressed salad made with bulgur (a protein-rich grain), green beans and tomatoes.

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