Generally Nuts are nutritious snacks for example Peanuts, Almonds , Cashew Nuts , Walnuts , Pecan nuts, Brazil nuts, Macadamia , Pistachios , Hazelnuts etc.
Nutritional Benefits of Nuts.
Peanuts are rich in monounsaturated fats and they are a good source of Vitamin E Protein and Manganese. Peanuts are very good for health in general and can be found in different forms e.g. Peanut Butter., Salted Roasted Nuts etc.
Almonds are a good source of Vitamin E and Calcium and protein. The Vitamin E will improve your skin and the Calcium will improve your bones. Almonds should be eaten with the skin preferably to keep all the nutrients intact.
Cashews are rich in Magnesium and Protein. They help in improving memory loss which is caused by aging.They also reduce the risk of Heart disease.
Walnuts contain an antioxidant which can combat cancer. Walnuts are rich in Omega 3 which is essential for the body and lowers the risk of heart disease. Rheumatoid Arthritis can benefit with the intake of Omega 3 which helps lessen the stiffness and joint pains. Walnuts also help lower cholesterol.
Pecans are rich in antioxidants which help prevent blocked arteries in the heart by keeping the arteries free from any plaque building up and cause angina or heart attack. Pecans are also rich in Vitamin B3 which helps the body’s energy levels to overcome fatigue .
Brazil nuts are high in unsaturated fats and contain a good source of Vitamin E and that helps the immune system by stabilizing the thyroid hormone. Brazil nuts have a high content of magnesium which helps to balance any deficiency. The high content of Vitamin C assists in wound healing as well as cellular growth.
Macadamias are rich in magnesium, calcium and potassium. Although these nuts are very high in fat they still do have an advantage to our system because they contain unsaturated fats.
Pistachios are rich in Vitamin B6 which keeps the hormones well balanced . They also contain good levels of Fibre and Potassium. Pistachios help lower cholesterol in the blood.
Hazelnuts are high in fibre, potassium and vitamin E. These nuts are known to prevent heart problems as well as prevent the risk of Parkinson’s Disease.
The Nuts can be salted or unsalted , slightly roasted or unroasted according to your preference. Salted nuts contain a low to moderate sodium content. Not a major problem!!
I suggest you get your supply of some of the wholesome nuts of your preference, pack them in pretty storage jars in your living area or family room being accessible to all the members of the family to snack on, what could be more appealing than a healthy mixture of scrumptious nuts. Delicious and yet so nutritional !!!!!