Today, August 29, celebrate Walnut Saved.
Nuts as a snack is a great and healthy solution. It will help to strengthen the immune system and even lose weight. But some properties of nuts can go to the detriment, so let’s figure out which nuts and in what quantities you should eat.
1. Peanuts: good for the brain
Technically the peanut is a legume, but it has long been perceived as a nut, so we have included it in a compilation. Peanuts contains folic acid, which helps the brain to stay in good shape and to some extent protects you from the depressive effects. Folic acid often lacking in the vegetarian and pregnant, so for them, the peanut is the perfect solution.
2. Pecan: harmful diet
Only 10 of these nuts contain three grams of protein and 20 grams of fat and a calorie content of 100 grams of these nuts – almost 700 cal. Among all nuts in the pecan less protein and it is at the highest rate of fat. For those who are on a diet, you are better of pecans to drop. But if not – just watch the quantity and eat it.
3. Brazil nuts: useful for male power
Brazil nuts are a lot of mineral called selenium, which protects men from the risk of prostate cancer. For the prevention eat just one Brazil nut a day. But remember, excess selenium in the body can cause the risk of diabetes.
4. Almonds: beneficial for immunity
Almonds have more calcium than any other nuts, it is good for overall health and ability to resist disease. Almonds contain fiber and vitamin E. the Antioxidants help fight internal inflammation and reduce the risk of developing certain forms of cancer.
5. Walnuts: violate water balance
Any nuts with added flavor enhancers such as sugar, salt, chocolate or spices – it is not the nuts, and the harmful a treat.
6. Walnuts: good for the heart
Omega-s fatty acids, which are beneficial to the health of the heart and blood vessels, have almost all the nuts. But walnuts provide alpha-linoleic acid, which helps, for example, in case of arrhythmia. Walnuts help cleanse the blood vessels and reduce the intensity of oxidative processes.
7. Pistachios and cashews are the best for losing weight
All dieters usually count calories eaten and often avoid nuts due to their calorie content, but this does not apply to cashews and pistachios. When caloric content is below average, these nuts contain high amounts of protein and other nutrients, that help to overcome hunger and to cheer up.
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