Go nuts for these healthy snacks


Nuts contain a wide range of nutrients and therefore are termed as one of the healthiest snacks. They can be incorporated into a healthy diet by mixing it with other whole foods. Along with other health benefits, nuts can also help you lose weight. People who follow various kinds of diet like vegan or keto, know that they can be enjoyed in all kinds of diet. They are convenient and tasty at the same time.

Having an inedible outer shell, nuts need to be cracked open to release the kernel inside.

Almonds are one of the most popular tree nuts. They are filled with healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Benefits:

  1. Improve cholesterol level

  2. Loaded with antioxidants

  3. High in Vitamin E that can lower rates of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease

  4. Perfect choice for people with diabetes as it can assist with blood sugar levels

  5. Contains magnesium may help lower blood pressure levels.

Pistachios is mostly chosen by people who are dieting. It has lower calories, high protein, low saturated fat, and high unsaturated fat.

Benefits:

  1. Rich Protein source

  2. Healthy ratio of beneficial fatty acids

  3. Contain Vitamin B6

  4. Contains Phosphorus which is essential for proper physiological functioning.

  5. Promotes heart health

  6. Aids in digestion

  7. Weight Management

Walnuts

Benefits:

  1. Rich in antioxidants

  2. Source of Omega-3

  3. May decrease inflammation

  4. Reduce risk of cancers

  5. Lower blood pressure

  6. Supports weight control

Cashews are kidney shaped seeds widely cultivated in India. They are very nutritious and powerhouses of proteins and minerals.

  1. Improves symptoms of metabolic syndrome

  2. Improves blood pressure

  3. Protects the eye

  4. Prevent age related mascular degeneration in elderly

  5. Has a cholesterol lowering effect

  6. Prevents blood disease

Pecans have a sweet, rich and buttery flavor that makes it suitable for both savory and sweet dishes.

Benefits:

  1. Can lower bad LDL cholesterol

  2. Act as natural antioxidants

  3. Reduces risk of Breast Cancer

  4. Bone and teeth health

  5. Helps in weight loss.

Hazel Nuts can be incorporated into the diet as a healthy snack. You can enjoy them raw, roasted, whole, sliced or ground. They can be coated with chocolate or spices.

Benefits:

  1. Beneficial effects on heart disease risk factors

  2. Improves blood vessel function

  3. Linked with lower rates of Cancer

  4. Loaded with antioxidants

  5. May help lower blood sugar levels

Peanuts are not tree nuts unlike other nuts as they belong to the legume family.

Benefits:

  1. Prevents Gallstones

  2. May treat erectile dysfunction

  3. Promote heart health

  4. Aid diabetes treatment

  5. Lower blood sugar levels

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