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Nutrition Facts Backed Health Benefits of Nuts




Nuts are packed with full of nutrient goodness. You will be amazed about the humongous health benefits packed in such tiny natural packages.  We will be dealing with the goodness of almonds, walnuts, and cashew nuts.

Walnuts
Do you know how to eat the walnuts? With the skin, because 90% of the phenols in walnuts are present in the skin. You should try it, even though you have to put up with the slight bitterness of the skin.

Walnuts contain the heart healthy monounsaturated fats. They are excellent sources of omega 3 fatty acids. These omega 3 fatty acids boost your brain performance.

Walnuts contain a unique form of vitamin E called gamma-tocopherol which protects against heart problems, especially in men. Walnuts are a best friend for your blood circulation. They play a decisive role in improving the quality of blood, vasomotor tone and decreasing the risk of excessive clotting and the risk of excessive inflammation.

Research studies show us that approximately 28 grams of walnuts daily over a period of 2-3 months can help reduce excessive triglycerides, improve HDL cholesterol, reduce high blood pressure and obesity.

Walnuts can substantially reduce your belly fat; you know what? I am a living proof of this fact. Walnuts do not increase your weight; it is excellent for people who have type 2 diabetes.

Walnuts are rich sources of antioxidants. It significantly reduces the risk of breast and prostate cancer. It promotes your bone health and provides important bone stability.

I am sure; you are awestruck by the goodness of walnuts same as myself.

Almonds
These versatile delicately flavored nuts are the freshest in midsummer. I think it is the perfect season to go hunting for almonds. Almonds are rich sources of monounsaturated fatty acids, which are great health-promoting fats.

They significantly reduce LDL cholesterol; almonds are the guardian angel of your heart. They are rich in magnesium, which is essential for veins and arteries. 

Magnesium lessens resistance and improves the flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body. Deficiency of magnesium can lead to a heart attack. Hope you got my point.

Studies show that almonds decrease after-meal rises in blood sugar, not only that, they supply antioxidants to mop up smaller amounts of free radicals. In this way, it protects against the risk of diabetes.

Almonds provide you with double the antioxidant punch; you may wonder how? Almond skin contains 20 potent flavonoids, and its meat contains vitamin E, so when you relish the almonds with their skin, you enjoy double antioxidant benefits.

Glad you took the time to read this article. I think it is brimming with some excellent nutritional information. When you are tired after long day’s work, or you find your energy levels sagging. Just eat some almonds they are rich in riboflavin, copper, and manganese which can pep up your energy production.

Almonds even prevent gallstone formation. Wow! That’s an amazing lot of health benefits.

Cashew nuts
Think cashew nuts and immediately the aroma of Kheer, lovingly prepared by your mother flashes before you. Am I right?

It is amazing to note that cashews are not nuts, but seeds.  A quarter cup of these wonder nuts contains 98% of copper, according to WHFoods.

Copper is essential for the development of bones and connective tissue, utilization of iron, the production of melanin and elimination of free radicals. So I think cashew nuts are excellent for growing children, to grow strong and healthy.

Now to scare you to death, low amounts of copper can cause osteoporosis, brain disturbances, anemia, and ruptured blood vessels, irregular heartbeat, rheumatoid arthritis, elevated LDL cholesterol and reduced immunity levels. For heaven’s sake add cashew nuts to your diet, but in moderation.

Cashew nuts fight against colon cancer. They contain flavonols called proanthocyanidins, which prevent the division of tumor cells. These flavonols along with the copper present in cashew nuts reduce the risk of colon cancer.

These nuts contain little amounts of Zeaxanthin, which is selectively absorbed in the retinal macula lutea.  This action protects your eyes from harmful UV radiation and also prevents macular degeneration. In short, cashew nuts promotes your eye health.

Takeaway
After all this excellent stuff you read about, I hope you will include nuts in your daily diet. Play with your imagination, and relish it as whole nuts, nut butter or milkshakes. Possibly in any creative way that your minds speak of.


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