In A Nutshell…
Goldmine of nutrients in small bundles – Nuts are a great foods that heal. Moderation is the key word when one reverts to a diet on Nuts. They come with a high price tag, but just a handful of these nuts are enough for a day and can make a great difference to a healthy living.
- Most of the nuts are rich in phytosteroids and helps in lowering the cholesterol.
- Nuts make a filling and healthy snack. The high fiber content in the nuts they give a feeling of satiation and control hunger.
- Many minerals such as potassium, thiamine, niacin, folic acid, zinc, iron, calcium, copper, selenium, potassium etc.
- Though nuts have high fats, but not all the fats are available for digestion. Thus making them a low calorie snack.
- Just 4-5 almonds are enough to provide the required nutrients for a day.
- Nuts are rich in anti-oxidant and have proved to boost memory, build stamina & muscles.
- These are a good source of Vitamin E, a very powerful anti oxidant.
- Nuts have good laxative properties.
- The power of nuts as a beauty aid for wrinkle free skin, hair growth, and other parts of body is very well known fact.
Prudent ways to include Nuts in diet;
- The easiest and the best way is to snack upon the nuts as it is.
- Bake the nuts for a few minutes and sprinkle salt & pepper, makes a good tea time snack.
- Care should be taken not to overdo while snacking upon the nuts, as they may tend to increase the cholesterol level.
- Add them to the baked goodies such as cakes, granola, muffins, crumbles and bread.
- Milkshakes made with soaked nuts and fruits is a healthy breakfast.
- Nuts can be incorporated in various sweet and dessert recipes.
- Make spreads with nuts, peanut butter is the most common and delicious spread.
- Sprinkle them over your porridge.
- Sandwiches with nuts filling is a great way to star your day.
- Pack a few of almonds, Pistachios or pine nuts in kids snack box to school.