5 Nuts To Have In Your Diet

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Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 14:45 [IST]
 
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Nuts have recently received their share of fame in the best foods to aid weight loss. The nutritious nuts are rich in energy and also helps lower your bad cholesterol levels. Apart from being healthy for your skin, they are also very heart friendly foods. Walnut has been hailed as the healthiest nuts. However, every type of nut has its own set of nutritional benefits.

If you want to go on a nuts diet then just include these healthy nuts in your food chart. Here are 8 different types of nuts and the special nutritional benefits of them.

5 Nuts To Have In Your Diet

Nuts To Have In Your Diet:

Walnuts For Women: Walnuts have recently been declared as the healthiest of all nuts by a numerous studies. Apart from being heart healthy, they are also very good mood enhancers. This specially helps deal with mood swings of women during their menstrual cycle. You must be familiar with the uncomfortable bloated feeling during your periods. Walnuts are nutritious and have anti-inflammatory properties. They reduce menstrual bloating to a great extent.

The Brainiacs Cashew Nut: Do you know how your brain works faster? When more oxygen reaches all the cells of the brain, then there is more cerebral blood flow. This increases the power of your brain. Cashews have loads of iron and zinc that empower your brain. Iron forms haemoglobin (oxygen carrier). Apart from making you smarter, cashews cure blood related problems like anaemia.

Smoker's Brazil Nuts: Are you a chain smoker? Then you better take ample protection against cancer. You must have Brazil nuts in your diet list. According to an intensive study by Journal of Medicinal Food, Brazil nuts have selenium that is an important component for fighting cancer, especially prostate cancer.

Beauty Queen's Almonds: If you want to be youthful forever, then almonds are the secret to have the perfect skin and hair. They are rich in vitamin E which will reflect in the glow on your face and the lustre in your hair. They are also very rich in dietary fibers. So, if you have these nuts in your diet, you will seldom suffer from constipation. Almonds make your bowel movements more regular.

Diabetes's Hazelnut: If you are a diabetic, then your diet must include hazelnuts. Apart from the aromatic coffee like smell, they also have many health benefits. The nutrition from these nuts helps you battle diabetes, heart attacks, cataracts and muscular cramps. They are also rich in antioxidants and thus have anti-aging properties.

All these types of nuts must be included in your diet to make it holistic. The new mantra to a healthy life is seriously going 'nuts'.

Topics: nutrition, health
Story first published:  Saturday, July 7, 2012, 11:13 [IST]
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