The answer is yes! Apart from overall health, each variety of nut and dried fruit has its own unique health benefits. Most nuts are great for maintaining heart health and contribute to lowering cholesterol levels in the body.
Almonds alone are a good source of calcium and Vitamin B which help maintain strong bones, teeth and healthy skin! Imagine the nutrients you could get from a handful of mixed nuts per day!
Keep Your Heart Healthy!
It is a commonly known fact that nuts contain properties that help to keep your heart healthy and protect against the development of heart diseases.
Walnuts and Almonds particularly, contain high levels of Omega 3; a type of healthy fatty acid which is a main ingredient necessary for a healthy heart.
Vitamin Packed Meals
Stop spending money on expensive vitamin tablets and skin care products! You can get all the nutrients you need from the natural food you eat; especially if you include nuts in your daily diet.
Vitamin E and A, L-Argenine, Folic Acid, Copper, Potassium and Zinc are just some of the many vitamins and other nutrients that you can actually get from eating nuts. These vitamins can assist blood from clotting and plaque from forming within the walls and cavities of your arteries and veins. Nuts also have natural oils that help rejuvenate the skin without the need for lotions and ointments.
The John’s Nuts Family have made it their mission to spread the love for nuts and dried fruits because they are passionate about being healthy. Naturally prepared and packed, nuts are not just another fad! Not only do they taste great, but they are also great additions to your renewed love for the natural and the healthy.
Nuts are also known to be a great source of fiber! Nuts can lower your bad cholesterol level, aid in food digestion and can regulate bowel movements. All of these contribute to weight loss!
So the next time you decide to put together a healthy meal or snack like a salad, go nuts! Add a few pine nuts, or crush some macadamias to go with your healthy snack, breakfast, lunch or dinner!
KNOW YOUR NUT & ITS BENEFITS
Almonds: Are high in protein, calcium and vitamin E.
Cashews: Contain iron and have a low GI rating.
Chestnuts: High in fibre and vitamin C
(pre-cooking) and low in GI.
Hazelnuts: Are high in fibre, potassium,
folate and vitamin E.
Macadamias: Contain a high level of
monounsaturated fats, thiamine and manganese.
Pecans: High in fibre and antioxidants.
Pine Nuts: Vitamin E and amino acids.
Pistachios: Contain protein, potassium,
and the antioxidant resveratrol.
Walnuts: Omega 3 and antioxidants.
What’s the difference between raw and roasted nuts?
Studies suggest there is little difference in nutrient content between roasted and raw nuts. Due to nuts being so dense, they are unable to absorb much oil if they are being oil roasted. Alternatively, you may decide to dry roast your nuts.
Some B group vitamins may be lost when roasting as they are unable to withstand the heat however, roasting can also work to concentrate other nutrients by reducing their water content.
Be aware when purchasing roasted nuts to buy unsalted forms of the product if you are concerned about your daily sodium intake.
Other health benefits of nuts:
Early studies suggest that nuts potentially work to reduce the risk of gall stones, reduce age related risks to blindness, reduce cancer risks, maintains bone health and slows brain aging which could reduce risks to diseases such as Alzheimer’s.