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Nuts You Must Include In Regular Diet For Health Benefits

BY SOMREETA MUKHERJEE

Did you know that including a handful of nuts in your regular diet could go a long way in keeping a variety of ailments at bay? Nuts are known to be extremely healthy that help lower cholesterol levels, keep heart diseases and cancer away. Packed with fiber, proteins, vitamins, minerals and unsaturated fats, nuts are best form of snacks you can ever resort to whenever the hunger pang strikes. Wondering about the health benefits that are associated with nuts? Check out the few household names that can be beneficial to you in several ways.

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Nuts

 

 

ALMONDS

Almond is one of the best tree nuts, packed with Vitamin E, proteins and fiber. As a diabetic or pre-diabetic, you can bank on almonds to improve insulin sensitivity and for better blood glucose management. Adding a few almonds to your regular diet plan would help in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. Almonds are great for your gut as well! Munch on a handful of almonds while snacking, add them to increase the nutrition quotient of your breakfast smoothies or just enhance the taste of your delicious roasted chicken salad platter with some soaked almonds.

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Almonds

 

PISTACHIOS

Including pistachios, packed with antioxidants, in your regular diet helps reduce the risk of lung cancer, while boosting your immunity as well as improving your heart health. Whether you are on a weight-loss diet or waging a war against diabetes, pistachios can safely be incorporated in your list of super-food! Full of the goodness of vitamin B6, manganese and copper, it is claimed that having a few pistachios everyday would boost your health and make you live longer. Add some pistachios to your bowl of yoghurt, sprinkle a few on your blondies or garnish your cakes with those tiny green nuts- they taste lovely!

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Pistachios

 

CASHEWS

Well, do you really need a reason to chomp on these delightful brainpower boosters? Rich in zinc and iron, cashews help in supplying oxygen to your body cells, thereby boosting your immunity and preventing the risk of anemia. It is interesting to note that research says how wonderful cashews are for improving memory and even protecting you against memory loss that stems out of old age. Now of course, you have every reason to add those delectable chunks of cashew to Chicken and Vegetables Stir Fry Recipe, Shrimp Fried Rice or even desserts like Carrot Halwa.

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Cashews

 

WALNUTS

Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts are excellent for fighting inflammation and protecting your body from cellular damage. Naturally, walnuts help combat skin aging, cancer and heart disease. Manganese contained in walnuts relieve PMS symptoms too! It is packed with protein and fiber that make walnuts are wonderful choice for diabetic diet and weight loss management. Add walnuts to your salads, cakes and desserts for a healthy and tasty treat.

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Walnuts

 

With a gamut of choices, adding nuts to your regular diet would not only bring variety to your good old recipes but will also help in making the most of the health benefits they have to offer. Invest in these healthy snacks and enjoy a long life! Stay healthy!

 

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  3. May 2, 2020

    […] EAT NUTS AND SEEDS Include nuts and seeds in your  regular diet and let your body get its share of nutrients. Eat nuts as snacks. These days, with so many departmental stores and online grocery stores easily accessible, laying your hands on the nuts and seeds of your choice isn’t that difficult. While almonds, walnuts and pistachios are conventional names, the exotic ones like chia seeds, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds are quite within reach as well.  Make a deliberate attempt to include the seeds in your recipes. For instance, adding a tbsp flaxseeds to your daily bowl of yoghurt/curd, mixing a tbsp chia seeds in your tumbler of mango shake or using a paste of sesame seeds and sunflower seeds for the gravy while cooking your favourite chicken curry are some of the easiest ways of incorporate seeds in your regular diet. However, don’t go overboard with nuts and seeds. Portion size should be limited. (Read about some of the nuts you should be eating regularly here) […]

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