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Health Benefits of Eating Nuts

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It wasn’t very long ago that nuts were feared. – They were considered a dieting disaster, with far too high a fat and calorie content to be anything but bad for you! Recently though, extensive studies have shown that the opposite is actually the case. – Nuts are incredible for the human body. Recently there have been many health discoveries showing that nuts are a wonderful protein source that are great for everyone, and should be added to our diets.

Health Benefits of Eating Nuts

Health Benefits of Eating Nuts

Yes – nuts contain a lot of fat, and they are relatively loaded with calories considering that they are a plant food. Our understanding of fat has changed, however, and we now know that most of the fat in nuts is polyunsaturated or monounsaturated. These fats aren’t nearly as bad for you as others, aren’t as prone to causing weight gain, and most important of all, actually have the ability to lower your LDL cholesterol
levels. In fact, nuts have actually been shown to be extremely good for your heart – modern studies have concluded that a proper daily amount of nuts can lower your chance for developing heart disease by as much as 35%. – Astounding news for a food that was once feared for it’s possible weight gain and destructive cardiovascular effects.

Nuts are an incredible source of protein. – Protein is very important for our bodies, but unfortunately in a lot of places that it’s commonly found (Such as red meats), getting our recommended protein amounts can have negative side effects on our hearts. This makes nuts wonderful, because you can get a lot of protein from them without worrying about hurting your precious heart. They are especially great for vegetarian diets, as vegetarians can have a hard time meeting the recommended amount of protein their bodies need.

Nuts are terrific sources of energy. Protein is an important ingredient for energy, and when combined with the other minerals in nuts make them perfect for providing longer, more constant energy levels. In addition to proteins, nuts also happen to rich in the powerful antioxidants selenium and vitamin E. Anti-oxidants have recently been identified as having powerful anti-aging effects on the body due to their ability to block the damage caused by free-radicals, substances that contribute to early aging.

On studies involving nuts in daily diet, results showed that nearly all forms of nuts had similar effects, though the most beneficial nuts today are generally considered to be peanuts, almonds, and cashews. These studies also suggest that a good daily dosage of nuts be between 1 to 2 ounces to see receive the best benefit. While they are very healthy, nuts can be a rather addicting snack, and combined with their elevated levels of calories can cause weight gain if you don’t exercise a little discipline with your snacking. Fortunately, nuts also satisfy hunger very well.

Overall, nuts are a powerful food that is packed with surprising and astounding benefits. Their ability to reduce the risk of heart disease while protecting against aging and providing solid energy levels makes them a highly desired health food, as long as a person keeps their intake levels low. They are still loaded with calories, and can contribute to weight gain if high levels are consumed on a regular basis. If you keep your intake down, however, you’ll notice remarkable improvements in your health, and you can rest easier at night knowing that you are helping your heart and bettering your chances at escaping cardiovascular disease.

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Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at CureJoy, Dr. Hebbar has authored 4 books on Ayurveda. Special interests are Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) and Shalya chikitsa (Surgery).

Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at CureJoy, Dr. Hebbar has authored 4 books on Ayurveda. Special interests are Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) and Shalya chikitsa (Surgery).

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Pankaj Kumar
Pankaj Kumar 5pts

Nuts are rich in digestible proteins, useful fats, vitamins and minerals, in addition, contain the essential amino acids necessary for the nutrition of the brain and immune system health. Useful properties of nuts far outweigh their possible harmful effects on the body. But such negative properties in nuts is still there. Each nut has its own characteristics, what should be taken into account before having them.

Richie Suraci
Richie Suraci 5pts

the only problem if we eat nuts in our city, which is the council members, we would get sick

AbmAra Vimbhevejtmta
AbmAra Vimbhevejtmta 5pts

Almonds Good for Nerve Cells Cardomen Good for Ileum and Jejunum cleansing Cashew and Wallnuts Make healty and Positive sperms Wall nuts are also Good for Glow on skin and its oil good for Oestoporsis patients :) so nuts are healthy

Faridah Bashir
Faridah Bashir 5pts

Where are you I gave you ring on different contact but not get reply

Swatantra Kumar Sharma
Swatantra Kumar Sharma 5pts

फायदे तो हैं, काश हमारा देश इतना सामर्थ्यशाली हो कि इसका हर नागरिक इन्हें सहजता और सुगमता से ले सके।

Hem Burman
Hem Burman 5pts

cheez toh achhi hai lekin sab k liye a smbha nahi hai, i :)ye bahut ha,din mein chaar time ka bhojan hi mil ja

Curtis Gatlin
Curtis Gatlin 5pts

I liked this article so wellI went out and got a gallon of peanut butter chocolate ice cream and ate the whole thing.