What do you need to know about NUTS?

If you are a fan of healthy eating then there is no doubt that you will eat nuts.

They contain all the power of nutrients, healthy fats and antioxidants.

The main advantage of nuts is that they are a rich source of minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc, which are otherwise very difficult to consume in today’s diet. They also contain a solid level of nutritious fats that enhance the health of the body and mind.

Fats containing nuts belong to the group of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, are much healthier than other types and will not cause weight gain, and most importantly have the ability to lower LDL cholesterol levels.

Nuts have proven to be very good for the heart, so some studies have shown that by consuming nuts daily, you can reduce the chance of developing heart disease by up to 35 percent.

In addition, nuts are rich in selenium and vitamin E, which are strong antioxidants, which in turn can slow down the aging of the body by blocking the effects of free radicals. They are rich in calcium, which is needed by the bones, and magnesium, which is needed for calcium to be absorbed into the body. One third of an almond cup contains 100 grams of calcium.

Nuts have been shown to be very effective in people with high blood pressure, which is a significant reduction. The American National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute thus recommends consuming nuts four to five times a week.

Also, during many years of research, differences in weight have been observed in individuals who regularly ate nuts as opposed to those who did not. Specifically, those who consumed them averaged five pounds less than those who did not consume nuts. There is also a trend that people who ate nuts at least twice a week were less likely to be overweight or overweight.

Nuts are also responsible for good brain function and good mood.

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A wealth of nuts:

1. Walnuts – are rich in vitamins C and E, calcium, magnesium and iron, and 60 percent of the total fat content is unsaturated fatty acids. These acids lower the levels of bad and increase the level of good cholesterol in the blood.

2. Peanuts – Rich in protein, carbohydrates, fats, calcium, iron, niacin, folic acid, manganese and zinc, Vitamin D and E.

3. Pistachios – contain vitamin C, A, B6, calcium, iron, thiamine, copper and manganese, and are a very strong antioxidant. They are rich in carbohydrates.

4. Brazil nut – rich in calcium, manganese and thiamine, but extremely caloric, so one cup of these fruits contains 1000 calories.

5. Almonds – rich in oleic acid, vitamin E, manganese and potassium. Almond bark contains most of the phytochemicals of flavonoids that have a strong antioxidant effect, especially when they work with vitamin E.

6. Hazelnuts – Rich in essential oils, Vitamin E, which prevents the oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids, and Vitamin A, which is a natural antioxidant. There are also vitamins B5 and B6, manganese, selenium and zinc.

7. Pecans – is one type of nut. It is a good source of fiber and protein. They contain zinc, which helps to generate testosterone, contains B vitamin and monounsaturated fats, does not contain sodium and is a great choice for an intermediate meal.

8. Cashews – have a buttery, sweet, and salty taste, an unmistakable shape, and are an excellent source of several vitamins, antioxidants and minerals all of which are so important for a variety of bodily functions that we can’t go without them.