Nuts are usually high in fat, the fat they contain is a healthy type. They're also good sources of fiber and protein.
Many studies have shown that nuts provide various health benefits — especially in regards to reducing heart disease risk factors.
Let's consider a few nuts with it's health benefits.
1: Almond nuts
Almonds contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E. The health benefits of almonds include lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. They can also reduce hunger and promote weight loss.
Walnuts are round shaped nuts with dark brown shells and whitish nuts encased within the shell. They are in season and have numerous health benefits. In the south-east region of Nigeria, it is called ‘Okpa’.
Here are the reasons you should eat this nut more often.
a: Rich in Antioxidants.
b: Super Plant Source of Omega-3s. ...
c: May Decrease Inflammation. ...
d: Promotes a Healthy Gut. ...
e: May Reduce Risk of Some Cancers. ...
f: Supports Weight Control. ...
g: May Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes and Lower Your Risk. ...
h: May Help Lower Blood Pressure.
3: Cashew Nuts
Cashew nuts are very beneficial and it has long been viewed as a delicacy. More recently, cashews have become popular throughout the world for their delicate flavor and extraordinary health benefits. Manufacturers always sell cashews in their shelled state, as part of the shell contains a resin that is not safe for consumption. However, it is possible to purchase raw cashews , roasted cashews , or cashews that have been seasoned with various flavorings. This means you can use them as a snack or as an addition to salads, smoothies, stir-fries and other meals. With each serving of cashews, you harness incredible health.
It is rich in selenium, zinc, magnesium, iron and phosphorous. Also, they are great sources of phytochemicals, proteins and antioxidants. The high percentage of selenium in cashews is not only good for your skin but “helps prevent cancer as well,” says nutritionist Anju Sood.
Peanut is a small annual dicotyledon herb growing up to a foot above the ground. It is thought to have originated in the Central Americas and from where it spread to rest of the world through Spanish explorers. Today, it is one of the widely cultivated oilseeds and established principal commercial crop in China, India, African nations, and the United States of America.
Peanuts are an excellent plant-based source of protein and high in various vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds. They can be useful as a part of a weight loss diet and may reduce your risk of both heart disease and gallstones.
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