Good things come in small packages. True indeed when it comes to Nuts. These bite-size nutritional powerhouses are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals.
- Best nuts for diet – Almonds, Cashews, Pistachios. All nuts are about equal in terms of calories per ounce, and in moderation, are all healthy additions to any diet. “Their mix of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber will help you feel full and suppress your appetite.
- Best nuts for heart – Walnuts. Walnuts (14 halves contain 185 calories, 18 grams fat, 4 grams protein) have high amounts of heart-healthy alpha linoleic acid (ALA), a type of omega-3 fatty acid found in plants. Research has suggested that ALA may help heart arrhythmias. Walnuts are effective at reducing inflammation and oxidation in the arteries after eating a fatty meal.
- Best nuts for brain – Peanuts. Technically peanuts are legumes but generally referred to as nuts. Peanuts are high in folate—a mineral essential for brain development that may protect against cognitive decline.
- Best nuts for disease prevention – Almonds. Relatively low in calories, almonds have more calcium than any other nut, making them a great food for overall health.
- Best nuts for men – Brazil Nuts, Pecans. Creamy Brazil nuts are packed with selenium, a mineral that may protect against prostate cancer and other diseases. Just one nut contains more than a day’s worth.
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Generally, nuts are good sources of fat, fiber and protein. Most of the fat in nuts is monounsaturated fat, as well as omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fat. However, they do contain some saturated fat. Nuts also contain a number of vitamins and minerals, including magnesium and vitamin E.
Other benefits of eating nuts:
- reduce risk factors for metabolic syndromes, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- reduce the risk of other chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, and certain cancers
Nuts you can enjoy:
- Almonds – may improve cholesterol levels
- Pistachios – may help improve other risk factors for heart disease, including blood pressure, weight and oxidative status.
- Walnuts – reduces total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, while increasing “good” HDL cholesterol
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Let’s admit it! Everyone loves to snack in between meals. However, what we snack can go a long way toward building your physique—or busting it.
Since we enjoy snacking, let’s eat something to nourish our body as well:
- Mixed nuts – Nuts like peanuts, cashews, and almonds make for a crunchy way to add more protein and healthy unsaturated fats to your diet.
- Frozen / Fresh grapes – provide a sweet pop in your mouth that helps quell any midday sugar cravings
- Dried plums – is ideal when you need a sweet fix or shot of energy.
- Celery – Celery is 95 percent water, making it a perfect low-carb snack.
- Greek yougurt – Greek-style yogurts contain twice as much protein as regular versions, supplying about 23 grams of protein in each cup serving.
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“Diet food is not a meal it’s a medicine.” ― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words