Nuts can often be found on the list of unhealthy foods. For pre-processed or fried, salted or dipped in chocolate this statement is true, but if they are unprocessed and raw, they are a hotbed of health.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrated that the intake of nuts in the body does not have to restrict.
The people who daily consume nuts or consume them as a substitute for other foods, lose more weight and have a slimmer waist.
Although we can not speak about significant weight loss and reduction of waist circumference, and the results have shown that nuts do not get fat, but they are great for the health of the blood system.
Walnuts are rich in alpha – linolenic acid, but also protect the heart in a time of great stress when it is particularly vulnerable.Stress usually leads to a decline in immunity, but if you eat almonds, which are rich in vitamin E, B vitamins, and magnesium, keeping your immunity.
Almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, Brazil nuts, walnuts and homemade cashev nuts play an important role in reducing the risk of developing heart disease, according to a study from Harvard. This is because nuts can reduce LDL cholesterol.
In addition, they offer healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and fiber that protect the heart. Nuts are rich in arginine, an amino acid that helps blood vessels are relaxed.
A diet rich in pistachios may be somewhat protected from developing lung cancer, according to preliminary research presented at the Cancer Prevention Research Conference. Scientists think that the key role is played by gamma – tocopherol, a type of vitamin E.
2010 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that daily consumption of a cup of nuts lowers bad LDL cholesterol by 7.4 percent. In addition, the concentration of triglycerides drop by more than 10 percent.
Brazil nuts are full of selenium and can help against advanced prostate cancer, according to a study conducted in the Netherlands.
The men who had high levels of selenium in the blood had a 60 percent lower risk of having advanced prostate cancer 17 years later.
Due to healthy amounts of vitamin E nuts are considered as food for the brain or prevent cognitive decline that usually comes with age. Especially recommended peanuts because it is rich in vitamins Group B.
Two handfuls of walnuts a day improves sperm quality due to the vitality, mobility and morphology, according to a study from UCLA.