In a healthy and balanced diet, we have to eat all macronutrients: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Nuts are an incredible source of good fats. Moreover, nuts are a good option for vegetarians, vegans and people who does not eat meat, because they are a good source of proteins.
In today’s post, we will talk about the benefits of nuts.
Nuts have many mineral salts like iron and zinc, B vitamins and good fats that are good for the nervous system and improve brain performance. These fats are good also for the ability they have to reduce bad cholesterol (Ldl) and increase the good one (Hdl). Moreover, nuts contain E vitamin and antioxidants, nutrients that make nuts a food with a great antiaging effect. Eating nuts has a positive effect on your skin. Beside these benefits, nuts have many healthy proteins that prevent atherosclerosis. Nuts have many nutrients, but they are caloric and energetic: 100 g have 652 calories.
Almonds have B vitamins like vitamin B1 and B2 and salt minerals like magnesium. These vitamins and these mineral salts have an anti-stress effect. For this reason, almonds reduce physical and mental fatigue and strengthen body defences. Moreover, almonds have many fibres that are good for digestion. Almonds are caloric: 100 g have 570 calories. You should eat three almonds daily.
Hazelnuts have vitamin A, B vitamins and resveratrol, a substance that keeps skin young and elastic, protecting it from ageing. In addition, hazelnuts have good fats and they are perfect to eat if you do not eat meat.
Peanuts have many proteins and resveratrol. You should eat peanuts without salt and without cuticle.
Pistachios have mineral salts like iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium and vitamins A and B6. These nutrients make pistachios a food with an anti-fatigue effect. Pistachios have many fats and they are energetic and caloric: 100 g have 568 calories.
Pine nuts are a good alternative to meat, because they have many proteins. In addition, they have an anti-ageing effect thanks to resveratrol.
Tell me which one is your favourite.