Five nuts which are good for health
New Delhi : Nuts are good for health as they are rich in healthy fats, fiber, and protein. It has all the nutrients that can fight hunger and heart disease, making you live longer and also smarter.
The health benefits of nutrients do not restrict to just that there is more to it. Some nuts contain inflammation-fighting omega-3s, antioxidants, and other beneficial vitamins and minerals, says Melissa Halas-Liang, R.D., a spokesperson for the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
It is good to have different kinds of nuts every day for maximum benefit. Check out the best five nuts that can do a miracle if you eat them on regular basis.
Walnuts: With brain-like looks, they are actually beneficial for your memory. A 2019 study in the journal Nutrients found that depression scores among people who regularly ate walnuts were 26 percent lower than those on nut-free diets.
Pistachios: These are the tasty nuts which can help you in staying lean; these come with the lowest calorie count are high in fibre (one ounce has 3 grams). They’re also full of antioxidants, says Halas-Liang, including lutein and zeaxanthin, which are responsible for their vibrant colour and may provide protection for your eyes, skin, and heart.
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Pecans: Among tree nuts, these pie stars contain the lowest in carbs (four grams per ounce compared to 6 for almonds and 9 for cashews). Their abundant phenolic compounds make them a great snack after an intense workout, when free radicals naturally increase from exercise, says Halas-Liang.
Almonds: These are rich in vitamin E, a potent antioxidant, and zinc, which has been linked to fertility. Almonds are also a good source of calcium and can be clubbed with milk for a daily consumption. According to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, in which researchers recruited more than 100 men aged 1 to 35 and had them eat a nut snack containing almonds for 14 weeks. At the end, their sperm count measured 16 percent higher than men who didn’t eat nuts, and their swimmers had greater vitality and motility.
Peanuts: A recent study in the journal Nutrients found that the fibre-fat-protein combo in peanuts helped control blood sugar in diabetics. And peanuts are top in both proteins (seven grams per ounce) and plant sterols, the naturally occurring compounds that may block cholesterol from being absorbed into the blood.