Get Crackin’ – Nut Health Benefits
Nuts are well-known for their delicious taste and convenience, but that isn’t the only reason for their popularity. Making nuts a regular component of your diet has long been promoted by scientists for health benefits.
Nuts come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Almonds, pistachios, cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, and other nuts are commonly found in raw mixed nuts. They’re easy to find in practically any grocery store or petrol station and they’re loaded with nutrients.
Nuts offer an excellent supply of Vitamin E, a set of eight antioxidant compounds that work towards the prevention of cancer and osteoporosis.
Nuts are also great suppliers of:
Nutrients Per Serving
A 1/4 cup of raw mixed nuts includes:
- Fat: 16 grams
- Carbohydrates: 4 grams
- Fiber: 3 grams
- Calories: 165
- Protein: 4 grams
- Sugar: 0 grams
Not all nut mixtures are created equal. Some, for example, are smothered in sodium or sprinkled with flavorings that may detract from their nutritious worth. In terms of pure health, raw almonds are usually the best option.
Nuts are a nutrient-dense food that provides the body with the majority of the vitamins and minerals it requires. They’re one of the main sources of ALA omega-3 fatty acids, offering an array of health benefits from reducing rheumatoid arthritis to protecting against Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Here are some more reasons to add nuts to your diet.
Nuts are mostly made up of fats, which may appear contradictory in terms of weight loss. Nuts, on the other hand, contain almost all unsaturated fats, which means they leave you feeling fuller for longer, allowing you to eat less over time. People who consume nuts frequently have a decreased chance of gaining weight than those who eat nuts seldom, according to studies.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers have discovered compelling reasons to encourage frequent nut consumption as a means to manage diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes who ate more than five servings of nuts per week had a 17 percent lower risk of heart disease in controlled research.
Prevent Heart Disease
Numerous studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects of nuts on heart health. Nut consumption of at least four times per week is linked to a lower risk of coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction.
Nuts also help to keep cholesterol levels in check. Scientists have found a direct correlation between eating nuts at least a few times per week and the reduction of LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the body. Lower cholesterol levels are linked to a lower risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.
Nuts are a common food item that can be purchased in almost any grocery or convenience store. Choose raw nuts that haven’t been salted for the healthiest alternative.
They make for an excellent snack at any time of day, especially in the middle of the afternoon when most people’s energy levels tend to run low.
If you want to increase the amount of nuts in your diet, there are several options:
- Topping a yogurt parfait with chopped walnuts is a great idea.
- Make your own almond butter, a popular alternative to peanut butter, by grinding your
- Make your own banana nut bread from scratch.
- Toss pecans into a salad.
- When making vegetable stir fry, use cashew nuts.
- Combine almonds, a banana, and milk in a protein smoothie.
- In a Mediterranean salad, combine chopped almonds, feta cheese, and olives.
- Make a paste out of walnuts and herbs to use as a garnish for grilled chicken.
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