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1 November 2010 No Comment

 

health benefits of nuts and dried fruits

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.

Healthy Benefits:

  • 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.

health benefits of nuts and dried fruits

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.

In a nutshell….Prudent approach and a proper selection of Foods that Heals can be rewarding. Include the powerful source of nutrients – Nuts,  in your diet and stay healthy.

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