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Nutrition and healing through dried fruits

Pine nuts, nuts, hazelnuts and other nuts are foods that provide energy and also contribute to your body healthy fat . However, the excessive intake of nuts in your diet can be negative, especially if you want to lose weight, because if you abuse, what you will achieve is to gain weight quickly.

We invite you to know some of the healing and nutritional properties of these fruits so that you can know how to manage their consumption, that is, how much to eat and how often.

So that the nuts are not indigestible, in necessary that when they eat, they are well chewed. You should also know that if you want to eat a balanced diet, eating five servings per week of nuts is recommended (one serving equals a handful).

Healing properties of nuts

When you consume nuts, your body is benefited in terms of its functions. In addition, these help to alleviate certain ailments that you may be suffering and at the same time help to prevent them in the future.

Nuts are a very clear example of the healing properties of nuts . These, as they are a source of phytoestrogens , considerably reduce the effects of menopause, on all the hot flashes that women usually suffer. Also, the presence of phytosterols (substances of vegetable origin, similar to cholesterol) manages to lower blood cholesterol levels and this makes the cardiovascular system is highly benefited.

On the other hand, the consumption of 30 grams per day of hazelnuts reduces the risk of developing heart diseases, as well as arteriosclerosis. The reason for these benefits is due to the remarkable presence of trace elements in hazelnuts.

Those who suffer from constipation should consume almonds , since it is the dried fruit that has more fiber. But also, lowers bad cholesterol, benefiting those who suffer from heart disease, it has monounsaturated fatty acids.

If you suffer from anemia, the natural pine nuts are ideal to help you , since they offer a significant contribution of iron.

Nutritional properties of nuts

The general content of nuts is composed of mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids (fats) that are easily metabolized. They are a source of complex carbohydrates and also have vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps eliminate free radicals.

If you have children, we recommend offering a mix of nuts and cereals frequently , as this combination will provide them with a high quality protein food that will help them in the growth process they are going through.

How much to consume?

Almonds: the consumption of three or four almonds in the daily diet is very positive because it has many nutrients: phosphorus, vitamin E, potassium, iron, phosphorus and calcium. It is recommended that older adults and children consume them.

Peanuts: as they are very caloric and some people are somewhat allergic to them, they must be consumed in moderation. They contain folic acid and vitamin B3. Keep in mind that 50 grams covers a quarter of your daily protein needs.

Nuts: have 510 calories per 100 grams. They are rich in vitamin E, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids.

Hazelnuts: 100 grams of raw hazelnuts equals 650 kcal. They have monounsaturated granas in greater quantity than olive oil. As they have manganese they are ideal for the moments when it is necessary to make mental and physical effort. Hazelnut milk (obtained by grinding hazelnuts) is a good option for those who suffer from lactose intolerance, as well as being very nutritious.

Pine nuts: 100 grams raw equals 678 kcal. They are rich in magnesium and calcium. They are ideal as a complement or alternative to dairy products.

What do you think about this report on nuts? Are not they a formidable food?

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Nutrition and healing through dried fruits