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Recent research has revealed that nuts are quite helpful to guard against heart disease. Even if you have just 12 gms of nuts a day, you can cut the risk of having a heart attack by 30 percent. Omega-3 fatty acids are present in a good amount in nuts. Even if the calorie conscious might think that nuts being rich in calories can increase their weight, they do not have to worry. Fats from nuts have a faster metabolic rate compared to saturated fat. A diet full of nuts does not necessarily increase your weight.

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If you eat nuts at breakfast, you will tend to eat less at lunch. The fats from nuts, do not actually fatten you. For good health, you should have about 28 grams of nuts every day. You should have nuts that are not salted, not roasted. The fresher the nuts, the better for your health.

Since nuts spoil when exposed to heat or air, you should keep them in the refrigerator. Lets look at some of the best common nuts which are nutritioius and tasty at the same time:

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  • Brazil nuts: Brazil nuts can give you instant energy. They are rich in calories. Be it athletes, growing children, active individuals..Brazil nuts are recommended for instant energy. Brazil nuts are a rich source of anti-oxidant selenium that aids the immune system and protects the heart and cardiovascular system. For male fertility and male libido, the Brazil nuts is recommended without any qualms.
  • Walnuts: Walnuts aid in memory power. They are packed with Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9 fatty acids which is essential for empowering the nerves in your brain.
  • Almonds: They are an ideal source compared to all the other nuts and also rich in calcium. Almonds contain coper, zinc, iron, niacin and vitamin B1,B2 and Vitamin E. Almonds also have a high concentrate of oleic acid, the ingredient in olive oil known to be really effective against heart problems. However almonds can give you indigestion because they cannot be digested in the natural state. You can try soaking almonds overnight i water and milk to stimulate the enzymes in the nuts. This will make it tastier and easier to digest the almonds.
  • Peanuts: This is the world’s favorite nut. It is actually a legume rather than a nut; which means we can put it in the beans and peas category. Peanuts are a rich source of protein, niacin, Vitamin E, B1, B6 and are also full of copper, iron and zinc. You should ideally eat them without roasting.
  • Cashewnuts: Cashewnuts are full of calcium, zinc, iron, mangesium, folic acid, Vitamin E, Omera 3 and 6 essential fats making them indispensable to bone health and clear skin. It helps form the collagen for you skin.
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  1. True or false? I was told that consuming large quantities of nuts and seeds was to natural food eaters what Prozac is to the rest of us…so?

    Happiness in a shell instead of happiness in a bottle?

    Just wondering…


  2. Prozac is used to treat depression, compulsive disorder, panic attack, Bulimia nervosa etc.

    However there is a ‘minimal’ chance of side effects like rash, diarrhea, orgasm restiction, and loss of appetite..Well, nuts do not have such problems. In fact, a handful of cashews can provide 1500 milligrams of Trypthophan which work as good as anti-depressants. So there, you go…

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