For thousands of years nuts have been part of
the diet and took them seriously. Most of the nut family contain high
amounts of fat. Some nuts are very high in calories for example the
coconut contains high amounts of saturated fat. That means if you are
watching your fat intake make sure to read the labels and learn which
nuts are good for your health.
Chestnuts are one of the lowest in fats
and the healthy chestnut is good for your health. You can fit them
into a healthy eating plan. Remember if you are watching your diet
just eat less fat the day you want to try some different kinds of
One of the best health benefits of nuts is that they keep your
arteries open and blood flowing smoothly. Research has shown that
eating the low fat chestnuts seem to help prevent heart disease. many
studies have shown the eating healthy nuts did reduce the heart
disease risk. It was shown that eating them four times a week helped
reduce the heart disease by twenty five percent.
Some of the best
choices are peanuts, almonds, walnuts and chestnuts. The healthy nuts
contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These fats have been
shown to lower your cholesterol and keep the good cholesterol levels
up for better heart health.
The healthy nuts also contain amino acid arginine which is good for
the heart. This also helps expand the blood vessels. The healthy nuts
also contain vitamin E the best are almonds and walnuts. Health nuts
also contain copper and magnesium which helps blood pressure and heart
rhythms. The healthy nuts contain protein and many different vitamins.
The peanut has complete protein which means it contains all the amino
acids that you cannot due without. They are a great source of fiber
the best is pistachios and almonds. Walnuts have a compound called
ellagic acid that battles cancer and is a antioxidant.
You can buy roasted peanuts and add them to many different meals. You
can also put them in a blender and puree until you get the texture you
want from smooth to crunchy. If you make your own peanut butter you
can store for several months. You should stir it since the amount of
oil you use will separate and needs to be stirred back in.