Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nuts are good for health

Winter is just around here in north. Markets are flooded with hot Peanuts. I remember my childhood days spent sitting in sun and eating lots of peanuts. I can not think of such leisure these days. But can always benefit from nuts by eating them every now and then.

Earlier It was believed that eating nuts will add to our weight so health conscious people stayed away from them. New studies have found nuts to be beneficial for our heart and weight. Nuts contains unsaturated Fats including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (many contains omega-3 faaty acids also), Fibre, Vitamin E, Proteins, minerals (magnesium, copper, phosphorus, potassium, folate etc.).

Eating nuts as part of healthy diet cuts bad cholesterol levels and raises good cholesterol. Their fibre content makes us feel full and we eat less. This helps in preventing obesity. Almonds are good for heart, bones and our skin because it contains calcium, vitamin B, E and monosaturated fats. Cashews are good source of minerals. Groundnuts reduces risk of heart diseases while pistachios are rich in minerals and vitamins. Wlanuts have good amount of Omega-3 fatty acids.

Having a fist full of different nuts will do wonders for health but overdoing of everything is bad..........

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