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Health Benefits of Nuts

Nuts are excellent for the health. Read about the health benefits of the various nuts like almonds, peanuts, walnuts, cashew nuts, and pistachios. Nuts contain a host of nutrients and minerals. Nuts are known to help in weight loss. Try to include nuts in your daily diet and become healthy and fit.


Nuts are great for health. Many people who are dieting try to avoid eating nuts. While it is true that nuts contain fats, they do not contain those harmful fats. Nuts contain mostly healthy unsaturated fats which are heart friendly. They do not contain those harmful fats which increase risks of heart-attacks and other ailments.

Nuts are highly nutritious. Apart from a being a rich source of protein, nuts contain a host of other nutrients like manganese, arginine, boron, folate, magnesium, tryptophan and much more. They also contain anti-oxidants like Vitamin E and selenium.


Health Benefits of Almonds

Heart Friendly

Almonds contain many nutrients which are good for the heart. Regular consumption of almonds helps to lower the risk of heart disease by lowering level of LDL cholesterol which is called bad cholesterol.

Aids in Weight-loss

Almonds are a healthy snack to consume for those who are trying to reduce weight. Eating a handful of almonds helps a person feel full. Studies show that eating almonds helps to satisfy appetite which prevents over eating.

Good for Pregnant Women

Almonds contain folic acid which is a vitamin that helps
pregnant women give birth to healthy babies by reducing the chances of birth defects.


Health Benefits of Peanuts

Highly Rich Source of Protein.

Peanuts are a very rich source of protein. In fact peanuts contain about 25% of protein which is higher than the amount contained in any other nut. Peanuts contain unsaturated fats or what are also known as good fats and are free from trans fats which are harmful fats. Since peanuts are a good source of protein, they are often consumed by those engaging in body-building.

Contain Niacin

Peanuts contain niacin which helps to keep the brain healthy and prevent age-related cognitive disorders. Eating peanuts helps to protect against Alzheimer's disease and also helps in blood circulation.

Reduces Risk of Cancer

Peanuts contain Vitamin E which is an anti-oxidant that helps to decrease risks of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Peanuts also contain resveratrol which is a chemical associated with reduced cancer risk.

Peanuts are a rich source of Vitamin B and Vitamin E. They also contain various minerals like potassium, calcium, phosphorous and iron. All these help the body to function properly and to keep the body healthy.


Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts

Cashew Nut Nutritional Value

Cashew Nuts contain around 25% of magnesium which is an important nutrient for the body. Magnesium is beneficial for bone growth and also helps to maintain a normal blood pressure. Eating cashew nuts will also help to provide a good quantity of copper for the body because cashew nuts are a rich source of copper. Copper has many benefits and nutritional value for the body.


Health Benefits of Other Nuts

Pistachios contain high amount of iron, protein, magnesium and also have high level of fibre content. Pistachios are an excellent source of dietary fibre. Pistachios contain more than 30 different minerals, nutrients and phytonutrients. Walnuts are great because they have high level of Omega-3 fatty acids which is not present in other nuts. Omega-3 fatty acids have a lot of health-benefits and help prevent heart-attacks. Walnuts are very beneficial for those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, psoriasis, and eczema because of its anti-inflammatory benefits. Hazelnuts are one of the richest sources of Vitamin E which is a powerful anti-oxidant. Pine nuts (chilgoza) are high in anti-oxidants and are also a rich source of magnesium.


Eat Away those Nuts

Nuts offer plentiful benefits to humans. Nuts are packed with goodness. They are a convenient and easy snack. Eating nuts is a healthy choice rather than munching on other unhealthy snacks. These small nuts are convenient to carry and make for a good office or school snack. You can munch on nuts while at work or carry them in a box for train journeys. You can also add a few nuts in your child's Tiffin box. The best part is that nuts along with being healthy are tasty and delicious too which is really awesome!

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Name: Shumona
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Nuts are great snacks. I always munch them when am hungry. It is good for skin also. thanks for highlighting the benefits of nuts.
 
Name: Ramesh
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Elderly people or those with heart problems should consume nuts with a caution. Though good for health some nuts are high in cholesterol
 
Name: Mayank
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Nuts are good for health but we should have them in moderation. too much of nuts can lead to problems.


 

 
 
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