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    Benefits of Nuts

    The health benefits of nuts are important. And those on the nuts list below are good sources of essential vitamins and minerals. Research shows that one of nuts health benefits is protection against heart disease, heart attack and sudden cardiac death. Although the health benefits of nuts vary by nut, most nuts have at least some heart-protective substances.

    Here's what nuts can do for you:
    • Improve your cholesterol profile
    • Reduce the risk of blood clots
    • Improve the health of artery walls
    • Lower death risk from heart attacks
    • Helps in reducing body weight if taken in right quantity


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    Benefits of Walnuts



    Walnuts are especially great because they have high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Other nuts don't. Omega-3 fatty acids which is found in fatty fish like tuna and salmon. If you don't like fish, but want to get your daily dose of omega 3s then add walnuts to your diet.

    These nuts have the highest levels of omega 3. Of course they are also high in protein, fiber, antioxidants and Vitamin E.

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    Benefits of Pista



    Pista - Pista are a very nutrient dense food. They have 30 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. They also contain fiber and protein. Pistachios help purify the blood and lubricate the intestines (helps with constipation).

    Pistachios are keeping us away from the lungs cancer. Having a hand of pistachio with the white breads will decrease the amount of sugar in our body. as the sugar compliant is the most common disease after 40 years of age, those people can prefer this method as the treatment for the sugar compliant.

    As the pistachio has low amount of calorie, low cholesterol and some fiber products in it, the people who want to reduce the body weight also can prefer these pistachios in their food for reducing their weight. Having one hands of pistachios daily in regular basis, the unwanted cholesterol in our body will be removed.

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    Benefits of Peanuts.



    Peanuts is another nut that isn't really a nut. Peanuts are legumes and come from the same family as beans and peas. But we enjoy them as nuts and they are the most common nut eaten in the United States so I am including them. Peanuts are high in protein and potassium as well as Vitamin E, iron and calcium. Roasting peanuts increases the antioxidant levels and suddenly they have more beneficial antioxidants than apples, carrots, beets and some berries.

    • Whole peanuts contains high amount of protein, which makes it a preferred diet of those people engaged in body-building and those people who are weak and underweight.
    • Unsalted peanuts are good for your arteries.
    • Peanut contain vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that is shown to significantly reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
    • Peanut contain iron which is essential for the correct functioning of red blood cells.
    • Peanut is rich in calcium which helps promotes healthy bones.
    • Peanut helps to accelerate the growth of male and female hormones.


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    Benefits of Cashews



    Cashews are high in protein as well as several essential minerals such as iron, essential for red blood cell function and enzyme activity, magnesium, which promotes energy release and bone growth, phosphorus, which builds bones and teeth, zinc, essential to digestion and metabolism and selenium.

    • Good body builder
    • Cashew has no cholesterol.
    • Cashew helps maintain healthy gums and teeth.
    • Cashew contains healthy monounsaturated fat that promotes good cardiovascular health, because monounsaturated fats reduce high triglyceride levels which are associated with increased risk for heart disease.
    • Cashew is rich in antioxidants that help in the elimination of free radicals that may cause some cancer.
    • Cashew is a good source of magnesium; this mineral works with calcium to support healthy muscles and bones in the body. It also helps promote normal sleep patterns in menopausal women.
    • Consumption of cashews is very important for the prevention of gallstones in the human body.
    • Contrary to the popular belief that regular consumption of cashew nuts can lead to weight gain, recent studies have indicated that such theories and misconceptions are groundless.


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    Benefits of Almonds



    Almonds have the most nutritional benefits of all the nuts. They contain many vitamins and minerals including Vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, calcium (more than any other nut), selenium, copper, niacin, phosphorus and are high in antioxidants.

    • Almonds are good for the heart (lowers cholesterol) and brain and can also prevent cancer.
    • Like most nuts, almonds are full of monounsaturated fats that help balance your cholesterol (the good fat that is needed for heart health).
    • If you don't get dairy in your diet then almonds are one of the best nuts you can eat because they have so much protein and calcium.
    • Almonds prevent premature appearance of wrinkles, black heads, pimples and dry skin as well. A regular massage with almond oil will help you to get a glowing and flawless complexion.
    • Almond oil is extremely useful for treating all sorts of hair problems as well. Almond oil helps as a cure for treating hair-fall, dandruff and avoids untimely graying of hair as well.
    • Almonds are also beneficial in treatment of constipation since they increase the fiber content of the food as well.


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    excellent informations about nuts!!! thanks lalitha

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    thanks lalitha very nice tips...


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    Re: Benefits of Nuts

    Cashews are rich in protein and carbohydrates and contain useful amounts of iron, zinc and copper. However, cashews contain a small amount of oxalates. These naturally-occurring substances are found in some plants. When oxalates become too concentrated in your body they can crystallize and cause health problems. If you have kidney or gallbladder problems you may want to avoid eating cashews.
    Oxalates can also reduce the absorption of calcium, too, so avoid them if you are trying to increase your calcium intake.
    Cashews are also more prone to carrying mould spores than other nuts and these may provoke a reaction in some people.

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    Re: Benefits of Nuts

    The best approach is to reap the health benefits of eating nuts but not add excessive calories to your daily intake. So instead of simply adding nuts to your diet, eat them in replacement of foods that are high in saturated fats and limit your intake of these tasty treats to 1 to 2 oz per day . For instance, instead of adding chocolate chips when making cookies, sprinkle on some nuts. Or instead of making a deli meat sandwich, try a nut butter toast.

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