Go nuts for nuts- different varieties and their benefits

Go nuts for nuts- different varieties and their benefits

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Nuts are an easy source of food as they do not require any time for cooking. Nuts are easily available in the market. They are very tasty and consist of nutrients that can help to keep our body in sound condition. Different types of nuts contain diverse types of nutrients. If you know which nut is containing which types of nutrients, this can aid you in maintaining the proper balance of nutrients in consumption of food. In this article, I am going to discuss various kinds of nuts and their benefits. 

 

Almonds

These nuts are rich in antioxidants and they assist in fighting with various types of cancer, especially colon cancer. These antioxidants help in the protection of cells from getting damaged. Almonds can make your bone stronger as they can add an adequate amount of calcium and zinc to your body if consumed on a regular basis. Almonds reduce cholesterol levels and thus help to maintain the health of the heart. They contain vitamin E too. If you are a fitness freak and looking for protein from a different source, almonds are a good option for you to pick.

 

Walnuts

Daily intake of walnuts can add substantial amounts of omega3 fats to your body. These are required for the proper functioning of our body. Walnuts also contain essential elements like manganese, copper, molybdenum, etc. They can also lower the risk of various types of cancers like prostate cancer and breast cancer. Cardiovascular health can be improved by consuming walnuts as it contains an amino acid called L-Arginine. L-Arginine also helps in curing a sexual disease of men called erectile dysfunction.

 

Cashews

They contain plenty of natural fibers and are very helpful for the bodybuilders. They are rich in monounsaturated fats that improve cardiovascular health and reduce heart disease. Cashew nuts are rich in antioxidants which help to get rid of free radicals that can cause cancer. These nuts contain copper and act as an energy booster. The magnesium and calcium in cashew nuts increase bone density and aid in the maintenance of healthy muscles.

 

Pistachios

Daily consumption of pistachios can add minerals to your body like calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, etc. They contain proteins and natural fibers in a high amount. Regular intake of these can reduce LDL cholesterol levels and enhance HDL levels. Oleanolic, a compound contained in pistachios are having anti-inflammatory effects. Pistachios also protect the liver from damage.

 

Hazelnuts

They comprise of unsaturated fat aid in the maintenance of a healthy heart. They are rich in oleic acid that helps to lower the cholesterol levels of your body. It also lowers and enhances the levels of LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol, respectively. They are rich in vitamin E and B as well. Flavonoids are found in these nuts having antioxidant effects, thereby improving blood circulation in your body.

 

Nuts are available in plenty and are easy to take as well. Knowledge about diverse benefits of different types of nuts can be very handy as far your health is concerned.

 

 

 

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Rajarshi Bose
I am scorpion by birth, very passionate about art, quite humorous by nature, accounting & finance student, financial trader by hobby and last but not the least, lover of sports.
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