Adding a variety of un-salted, un-sweetened, raw nuts to your healthy diet program has many great benefits. Nuts can actually lower your oxidative stress such as in premature aging, arthritis, cataracts, diabetes and infections.
Nuts are among the best plant sources of protein, and are rich in fiber, phytonutrients, Vitamin E and selenium, important antioxidants.
Nuts are also high in plant sterols and fat – the good fats: mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fats, the ‘great for you’ omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to lower bad cholesterol in the body.
Sure, nuts contain a lot of fat; and therefore lots of calories, so we should be eating the nuts, but in a limited amount. Preferably you will enjoy nuts in place of the saturated ( bad fats), such as in meats, eggs, cheese and milk, which we know tend to lead to heart disease and diabetes.
Instead of eating unhealthy saturated fats, try adding a handful of nuts to your cereal, oatmeal, salad or fruit bowl. Eating a handful of nuts, about one and one-half to two ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts, or seeds such as flax, pumpkin and sunflower, can reduce your risk of heart disease, and add happy, healthy years to your life.
The good fat in nuts and seeds lowers your cholesterol as does the natural plant sterols. The Omega-3’s protects your heart and brain tissues, the fiber helps prevent diabetes, as Vitamin E in nuts lowers your risk of arterial disease, plaque and chest pain. L-arginine, another component of nuts, helps to keep arterial walls flexible and wide open to allow for the unrestricted blood flow.
But again, do this as part of a heart-healthy diet. Just adding nuts and not cutting back on saturated fats won’t do your heart any good.
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