How Can Nuts Save Your Life?

Almonds, Cashew nuts, Pistachios, peanuts, Macadamia nuts and yes of course, Coconuts – the list can go on but nuts are packed with minerals, nutrients, omega 3 and antioxidants.

Dissimilar to fruits and vegetables, nuts have a longer shelf life. You can enjoy them whenever or wherever you want and do not necessarily require any sort of preparations.

 

Three benefits of Walnuts [1]:IMG_0006

  1. Antioxidants are crucial to your health, as they are believed to help control how fast you age by combating free radicals, which are at the heart of age-related deterioration
  2. Walnuts contain the amino acid l-arginine, which offers multiple vascular benefits to people with heart disease, or those who have increased risk for heart disease due to multiple cardiac risk factors.
  3. Overall the whole walnut diet reduced prostate cancer growth by 30 to 40 percent. According to another study on mice, the human equivalent of just two handfuls of walnuts a day cut breast cancer risk in half, and slowed tumor growth by 50 percent as well.

Three benefits of  Hazelnuts [2]:IMG_0013

  1. Hazel nuts are an excellent source of vitamin E; contain about 15 g per 100 g (providing 100% of RDA). Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals
  2. The nuts, like in almonds, are free from gluten, and therefore, safe alternative food sources that can be employed in the preparation of gluten-free food formulas for gluten-sensitive, wheat allergic, and celiac disease patients
  3. The nuts are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals and packed with numerous health promoting phyto-chemicals.

Three benefits of Brazil nuts [3]:IMG_0011

  1. The nuts are also a very good source of vitamin-E; contain about 7.87 mg per 100 g (about 52% of RDA). Vitamin-E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant. It is required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals.
  2. In addition to selenium, they hold very good levels of other minerals such as copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and zinc. Copper helps prevent anemia and bone weakness (osteoporosis). Manganese is an all-important co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase
  3. These creamy nuts are an excellent source of B-complex group of vitamins such asthiamin (51% of RDA per 100 g), riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), and folates. Altogether, these vitamins work as co-factors for enzymes during cellular substrate metabolism inside the body

Three benefits of Almonds [4]:IMG_0014

  1. The potassium present in almonds helps to regulates blood pressure, and  almonds are very low in sodium, which helps to control fluctuating blood pressure. The other nutrients also keep the body balanced in terms of other essential needs, which can prevents any other deficiencies. Balanced vitamins and minerals are essential for a healthy lifestyle, but if certain elements are neglected, the entire body can be affected, including anxiety, overall stress, and inevitably, increased blood pressure
  2. Almonds improve the movement of food through the colon, thereby preventing build-up and subsequent colon cancer. The National Cancer Center has done extensive research on the link between high-fiber diets and a reduced risk of colon cancer.
  3. The benefits of almonds in regards to skin health are well known, and almond oil massages are often recommended for newborn babies. Almond milk is also added to some soaps, because of almonds well-established reputation of improving the complexion of skin.

Three benefits of Pecan nuts [5]:IMG_0007

  1. Pecans are an excellent source of vitamin-E, especially rich in gamma-tocopherol; provide about 25g per 100g. Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals
  2. Pecan nuts are rich source of energy, carry 690 calories/100 g and contain health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for wellness.
  3. The nuts are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid and an excellent source of phenolic antioxidants.

 

Tree Nut Fat (grams per ounce) Protein (grams per ounce) Carbohydrates (grams per ounce)
Macadamias 22 2 4
Pecans 20 3 4
Pine nuts 20 4 4
Brazil nuts 19 4 3
Walnuts 18 4 4
Hazelnuts 17 3 5
Cashews 13 4 9
Almonds 14 6 6
Pistachios 13 6 8

Kim Kardashian: The warm nuts in New York are so good. Can we get some warm nuts please?
Kourtney Kardashian: We love nuts in our mouths.

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[1] articles.mercola.com/…/7-walnuts-benefits.aspx

[2] nutrition-and-you.com/hazelnuts

[3] nutrition-and-you.com/brazil-nuts

[4] organicfacts.net/…/health-benefits-of-almonds

[5] nutrition-and-you.com/pecans

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