The best nuts for your health

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“By eating a handful of nuts a day, you can prevent a number of chronic diseases and even live longer"






Nuts are a very popular and healthy snacks high in healthy fats, protein and fiber. They’re also a great source of many nutrients and antioxidants. Yet people wanting to manage their weight might be a little bit concerned about incorporating nuts into their diets because they are rich in fats. In fact, nuts themselves in moderation do not have significant impact on weight gain or weight loss. One should instead note the health benefits of nuts such as lowering cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar, as studies have shown. A daily handful of nuts is recommended that may help prevent a number of chronic diseases and even promote longevity.  You may reduce the risk of developing heart disease by 30-50% and reduce the risk of death from heart disease by around 20%.


A daily intake of nuts (30g) may improve your health in many ways:


-   Reducing diabetes

-   Reducing heart disease risk

-   Reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

-   High-fiber


Each variety of nuts has its own benefits and unique combination of nutrients. MSH China has found you the best nuts for your health.




1. ALMONDS

Almonds are among the world’s most favorite tree nuts and the perfect healthy snack. They are full of nutrients: fiber, protein, fat, vitamin E and B12, manganese, magnesium, copper and phosphorus. Fiber and protein increase the feeling of satiety which can help you eat fewer calories.  Almonds also contain antioxidants that can help prevent inflammation, aging and some cancer.





2. PEANUTS

Peanuts are not exactly tree nuts. Technically, peanuts are a legume related to beans, lentils and soy, but the nutritional composition is more similar to tree nuts, and therefore the health benefits.


According to many studies, peanuts are linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and may be even useful for weight loss. Pregnant mothers who eat peanuts once or more per week can lower the asthma and allergic diseases rates in children.






3. HAZELNUTS

Hazelnuts are much appreciated and present in a lot of our daily food. They contain less protein than other nuts but are still loaded with similar health benefits . They can reduce cholesterol levels and are rich in vitamin E.





4. BRAZILIAN NUTS

One Brazil nuts contain 100% of your RDI for selenium. One study has shown that people undergoing hemodialysis for kidney disease, who are selenium deficient, saw their blood selenium levels went back to normal after 3 months just by eating one Brazil nut a day.

Selenium is an antioxidant important for your health. It can reduce inflammation and enhances immunity.





5. CASHEW

Cashews are full of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that help your body to work properly. Cashews and nuts in general are good for prevention of cancer and heart health. Some studies have shown that cashew can improve the skin and hair health as well as promoting mental health.





6. WALNUTS

Previous studies have found that people with higher nut consumption have improved cardiovascular risk factors and lower rates of cardiovascular disease. Recent studies suggest that in particular, walnuts may be good for your heart health and help lowering the “bad” cholesterol level.





7. PISTACHIOS

Pistachios are full of protein and vital nutrients. They contain also healthful fatty acids and antioxidants. A study published in Nutrition Today noted that eating pistachios has a beneficial effect on blood pressure and endothelial function, which may lead to a reduced risk of heart-related health issues.

Pistachios may also help in reducing dryness from the skin.







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Sources

http://www.nutritionaustralia.org/national/frequently-asked-questions/general-nutrition/nuts-and-health

https://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20585485,00.html?slide=72759#72759












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