Sunday, August 9, 2015

Go Nuts!!!!!

Nuts are small power banks with incredible features which boost up our daily living. It's the all season's best snacks with high protein, fiber, essential fats, a mixture of valuable vitamins and minerals. Let's find out which one is perfect match for you:

1. Almonds ( A well wisher of your gut): 
Rich in Calcium as milk and also have magnesium, Vitamin E, Selenium and lots of fibre. It can lower cholesterol level, help to prevent cancer and improves the condition & appearance of your skin. Almonds skin contains flavonoids- a heart protecting compound. It may play a safeguard role to your gut by raising levels of good bacteria that booster the body's immune system.

2. Walnuts (Inflammation Fighter):
Rich in omega-3, so extremely good for your heart, brain and fights inflammation. A good source of mono-unsaturated heart-friendly fat which lower bad cholesterol (LDL). It contain ellagic acid, a cancer-fighting antioxidant.The manganese they contain may reduce PMS syndrome.
3. Brazil Nuts (Efficient Cancer Protector):
They are filled with protein, Copper, Niacin, Magnesium, fibre, Vitamin E and Selenium- which need to produce the active Thyroid hormone so ideal for those with low Thyroid function. Selenium also provides immunity and helps wounds to heal. They may help to prevent certain cancers including bone, prostate & breast cancer.
Brazil Nuts
4. Cashews ( Brain power Boosters):
As an abundant source of protein, iron & zinc, it helps deliver oxygen to all of your body cells & thus prevent anemia. Zinc is essential for immune health & healthy vision. They also contain Magnesium which improve recall & delay, age-related memory loss.
5. Pecans (Artery Defenders):
Antioxidant-rich which helps prevent plaque formation in the artery. They are packed with plant sterols that are involved in lowering cholesterol level as much as 33%. The Oleic Acid (a good source of Vitamin B3) a perfect solution for fatigue as it helps us access the energy of our food. The vitamin E found in Pecans could delay the the progression of degenerative neurological diseases.
Pecans Nuts
6. Chestnuts:
They are low in Calories but rich in starchy carbs and fibre, minerals, vitamins & phyto-nutrients. In raw form, they provide as good source of vitamin C. They are high in folate content which prevent neural tube defects in the fetus. They make a good contribution of vitamin B including B6. Chestnuts are free from gluten so it's flour can be used in making gluten-free cakes and bakes.
7. Hazelnuts: 
A good source of folate, which play a key role in keeping Homocysteine level normal which associated with heart problems. It helps to manage type 2 Diabetes. Also have high antioxidant Vitamin E which may prevent cataracts, macular degeneration, maintain healthy skin & reduce risk of dementia.
8. Pistachios: 
They are the only nuts containing lutein & Zeaxanthin, two antioxidants important in protecting the eyes. Two ounces of Pistachios daily may reduce lung cancer risk. It also packed with Potassium, which is essential for a healthy nervous system and muscle . As a rich source of vitamin B6, it can lift your mood, fortify your immune system.
9. Macadamia Nuts: 
The most calorie-dense nuts and contain the greatest amount of heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fat. This good fat lowers LDL level & BP. They most often used to add flavor and texture to dishes & work well in both savory & sweet recipes.
Macadamia Nuts

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