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    Nuts & Seeds That Are A Must Have For Winters!

    By Needhi Gandhi

    Winter is here and we are already out with warm clothes and some extra care towards our health and body. But just wearing warm clothes and sleeping in warm blankets wouldn't do.

    This winter season, pamper your body with warmth and the required nourishment from inside, so that you are fit and healthy during the harsh weather changes.

    It's time to replace junk with these super healthy nuts and seeds for the warmth. Seeds and nuts have nutrients that body the requires during winters, as it's cold outside, so taking these seeds and nuts will keep your body warm and healthy too.

    health benefits of nuts

    These seeds and nuts have essential fatty acids that have innumerable benefits. Eating the right kind of food in winters will help keep several diseases at bay and you can enjoy your winters without any worry. You can also start your day with some hot meals, adding these nuts to the meal.

    So, here are some nuts and seeds that are a must have during the winter season. Take them and protect yourself from the winter dryness of the skin, cold, cracked heels, chapped lips, etc. Here you go!


    1. Flax Seeds

    These seeds help you feel fuller for a longer period of time, enhance the chances of losing weight that you have always been craving for, are gluten free, low in cholesterol, enhance digestion, and work on strengthening the bones.


    2. Sesame Seeds

    Sesame seeds are high on healthy cholesterol, vitamin B1, fibre, healthy fats, calcium and many more. These seeds help in reducing the level of blood pressure in the body, are rich in anti-cancer properties, maintain a good heart health and boost the immune system in the body. These seeds could be added to the regular salads for that extra crunch. These seeds can also be taken in the form of laddoos, chikkis, etc., that are best to relish during the winters.


    3. Almonds

    Almonds are the best sources of vitamin B2, vitamin E, proteins, magnesium, phosphorous and manganese. Almonds give the power to fight the cough and cold that are usually the common things in winter. These crunchy nuts also help in reducing the cholesterol levels in the body and prevent the occurrence of stones in the kidney.


    4. Walnuts

    Very good source of vitamins, minerals and proteins, these nuts have anti-cancer properties, also moisturize the skin, give a nice glow to the skin, boost the immune system of the body, prevent inflammatory symptoms and boost the memory power of the brain.


    5. Groundnuts

    Groundnuts are very good for health. They are rich in zinc, fibre, magnesium, protein, vitamin D, vitamin E, potassium, zinc and many other minerals. So, roast the groundnuts, remove the skin and keep these in an airtight jar and eat a handful of these daily. You can also eat groundnut chikki daily, as both jaggery and groundnuts are good for health.


    6. Pumpkin Seeds

    Rich source of fibre, vitamins A, K, and C help you in getting a good sleep, prevent the gallbladder problems, improve heart health and reduce the risk of diabetes. Add these crunchy seeds to your favourite soups, salads and various other recipes to get that extra twist into the dish.


    7. Chia Seeds

    Rich in properties that reduce the risk of heart diseases, diabetes, etc., these seeds are a rich source of amino acids, fibre, and they have anti-inflammatory properties. These seeds are efficient in absorbing large quantities of water from the body that results in the reduction of unwanted weight from the body. They also control sugar level in the body cells.

    So, have these crunchy and tasty seeds and nuts that are good for the health, especially during the winter season. Let the cold temperature not put you to some sickness and interrupt your day's plans. Balance the diet including all such healthy options and stay happy and fit. Happy Winter!!

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    Story first published: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 11:30 [IST]
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