Nuts and Health Benefits

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What are Nuts and Health Benefits??

A nut is a fruit composed of a hard shell and a seed, which is generally edible. Nuts nutrition loaded with excellent source of energy, protein, packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and much discussed omega-3 fatty acids, nuts have it all!. This is about Nuts and Health Benefits. In this article I will talk about some nuts , their daily requirement and healthy impact on our body .

Crunchy yet buttery, wonderfully delicious nuts are wonderful gifts to humankind from the mother nature.Just munch a handful of edible nuts or your choice and you will be doing more than good to keep yourself healthy and stay fit!

Easy to have !!

  • You can carry them along with you wherever you go!
  • There is no need of special containers or carry boxes.
  • They have long a shelf life. Unlike fruits and vegetables, nuts are not easily perishable!
  • You can enjoy them whenever you like! wherever you want! Nothing to worry about preparation, in fact, nuts hardly need a kitchen!

Almonds are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids that have a heart protective role and are excellent for your brain and skin health . Almonds are also rich in vitamin E , magnesium and potassium which helps in maintaining normal blood pressure , improve blood circulation and maintain healthy heart function . Trace minerals like copper and manganese also plays an important role in health.

Daily Required dose : Eat in small quantities ( 4-7 pieces) daily to. Get whole health                        benefits of almonds

  • Walnuts are excellent sources of vitamin E in a form that is unusual to find – gamma tocopherol. It has a major cardio protective role . Along with great taste and health benefits, they are sources of monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids. Most of us remove the outer layer of the shelled walnut- the flake , waxy , whitish part which sometimes tastes bitter. But hold on , skip this habits of yours and don’t remove the layer , as research shows that 90 percent of the antioxidants including the phenolic acids , tannins and flavonoids are found in the skin only. So resist your urge to remove it.

Daily Required dose : Eat them with salad, dessert or like popcorn 3-4 halves a day .

  • Dates Incredibly delicious, packed with list of essential nutrients , vitamins , minerals required for normal human growth & overall well being dates makes an excellent super food . Loaded with simple sugars like fructose and dextrose easily available and good way to start your day and boost for body metabolism .

  Daily Required dose : 1-2 medium sized dates daily . Avoid over indulgence.

  • Pistachios are evergreen nuts that one can’t easily resist. They provide strength , immunity , and maintain body metabolism. Pistachios contains more protein in comparison to other nuts The fat content being the lowest among them . Rich in oleic acid , carotene and vitamin E .

Daily Required dose : Eat it in smaller proportions not more that 20 grams a day . Avoid              salted flavoured pistachios

 

This post is for Day 29 of  Daily Chatter  BLOGCHATTER UBC

10 Comment

  1. Sarah says: Reply

    I did not know about pistachios having more protein than other nuts; I had never really considered them before. Thanks for the new information! I’ll have to look into them some more.

    1. Dew Cool says: Reply

      yeah you must give pistachios a try 🙂 nuts are no harm if taken in required dose prior you are not allergic with them thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. Mmmm, nuts. Delicious and nutritious. Thank you for this informative post. I will make sure to eat more nuts. I did add almonds to my oatmeal this morning.

    1. Dew Cool says: Reply

      yeah eating nuts complete up our daily nutritional requirement 🙂 thanks for reading

  3. I love nuts of all kinds. They are so delicious. I had read somewhere lately that brazil nuts are good for lowering cholesterol, so I’ve been indulging. I love pistachios as well. Thanks for your post.

    1. Dew Cool says: Reply

      thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. Deepa says: Reply

    Agree on all the benefits of nuts..it is a useful and informative post. +1 from a dietician in me 🙂

    1. Dew Cool says: Reply

      thanks 🙂

  5. Being overweight will deposit your risk of heart condition. follow a healthy, diet low in fat and sugar, behind lots of fruit and vegetables, comprehensive as soon as regular innate activity.

    1. Dew Cool says: Reply

      YES WEIGHT PLAYS IMPORTANT ROLE IN MAINTAINING HEALTHY HEART

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