NUTTIN NEW about NUTS BEING GOOD FOR YOU AND AT LAST CHECK... Nuts Help Lower Cholesterol and the Benefits Last.
That's the word from researchers at Loma Linda University School of Public Health in California, who have concluded that eating nuts reduces the so-called "bad" LDL cholesterol and improves the blood lipids profile.
Also ...Studies from Harvard have consistently shown that people who eat about five one-ounce servings of nuts per week have 35 percent less risk of cardiovascular disease.
Nuts are full of fiber so they're great for your digestive system (ahem) nuts also contain vegetable protein and other antioxidants.
IT WOULD SEEM THAT MIXING UP YOUR NUTS IS YOUR BEST BET since each nut seems to have just a little something special and different about it.
TRY and get the ones without salt and TRY and only eat about one ounce a day because nuts are high in calories. Ex. One ounce of walnuts = about 22 walnuts. (Such a sad small number to count out)
Below is a Brief Overview of What Each Nut is Kinda Known For:
Almonds: The super nut. Helps you feel full after eating and a handful a day could improve your
hair and skin and memory. Also good for anemia, constipation, respiratory disorders, cough, diabetes. teeth and even psoriasis.
Walnuts: Have you ever noticed how a split walnut is heart shaped? These are the only nuts that contain a significant amount of ALA, the plant-based source of Omega-3 fatty acids. A diet high in Omega 3 fatty acids improves heart health and some studies have shown walnuts benefit bone health as well.
Pecans: Recent research shows a few pecans a day might have long-term benefits for the nervous system and could even help prevent neurological conditions from cropping up later in life.
Hazelnut and Hazelnut oil ( 60-70 % of hazelnut consists of oil) the best known source for Vitamin E which is essential for the healthy heart muscles and other muscles of the body as well. It is also necessary for normal functioning of the reproduction system. Beta-sitosterol, which is found amply in hazelnut, helps not only decrease cholesterol but also helps prevent cancer (breast cancer and prostate cancer).
Pistachios: Pistachios are also included in the lower the bad cholesterol excitement, and are the only nut containing significant amounts of the phytochemicals lutein and zeaxanthin.
Peanuts: Rich in nutrients, peanuts provide over 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients. Peanuts are a good source of niacin, folate, fiber, magnesium, vitamin E, manganese and phosphorus. They also are naturally free of trans-fats and sodium, and contain about 25% protein (a higher proportion than in any true nut).
Macadamia This nut contains selenium, which reduces certain types of cancers and is also rich in calcium and hence strengthens the bones and teeth. Rich in Iron – It supplies iron for proper enzyme functioning and red blood cells. Twelve macadamia nuts count as one serving (30 g). Unfortunately this variety of nut has a high fat content, although its fats are monounsaturated.
Bottom Line? UP YOUR NUTS.