The benefits of nuts
Not everyone knows that nuts are in the top antidepressant products. All varieties of nuts retain without any loss of vitamins and nutritional properties, not only for one season, but much longer. Each type of nut contains its own unique and unique balance of vitamins and minerals. Nuts are rich in complex proteins necessary for the tissues of the human body. Nuts are 2.5-3 times richer than fruits in mineral composition – the content of potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and other substances, in addition, they contain a lot of protein (16-25%).
Hazelnuts were known in ancient times. Our ancestors made amulets from it from evil spirits and natural disasters. This type of nut contains a large amount of vitamins A and E. Improves brain activity. Hazelnuts are best consumed raw.
Cashew nuts are often found in Indian and Asian recipes. They are used to prepare first and second courses, appetizers, sauces, desserts. They have the property of strengthening immunity, improving heart activity and even soothing toothache. Only twenty cashew nuts per day – and your body will receive a daily intake of iron. Before use, nuts must be fried, since they are tasteless when raw.
Pistachios are often called “smiling nuts”. But, despite their low calorie content and rich in minerals and vitamins, it is not worth it to get carried away especially. The daily rate for an adult is only fifteen nuts. Pistachios will help in the treatment of diseases of the digestive tract, respiratory tract, anemia and jaundice, with toxicosis in pregnant women, increase the reproductive ability of men.
For people prone to heart disease, doctors strongly recommend eating at least 60 grams of almonds per week. Almonds are rich in phosphorus, potassium and iron. Often used in the preparation of desserts. In Spain, almonds are considered an elite nut. When buying, pay attention to large nuts without damage.
In the Caucasus, walnut is revered as a sacred tree. There you can find trees over four centuries old. Fruits contain a large amount of essential amino acids, tannins and valuable minerals. Walnuts will help with physical exhaustion, anemia, diseases of the nervous system, heart and stomach. Regular use will protect men from impotence.
The medieval physician and scientist Avicenna wrote about the beneficial properties of pine nuts. Modern science has only confirmed the conclusions of the scientist. Pine nuts are distinguished by a high content of vitamins, macro- and microelements with a low fiber content. Especially useful for children and the elderly. Due to the high fat content in pine nuts, people who are prone to obesity should limit their intake.
The most delicious nut is considered to be the Brazil nut. It is used as a snack in the preparation of salads and desserts. Just two nuts a day – and your body will receive a daily norm of selenium, the lack of which leads to premature aging. In addition, a Brazil nut will give you a boost of vigor and energy, beautiful, clean skin and reduce the risk of heart and cancer.
The largest nuts on Earth are coconuts. The weight of one nut can reach four kilograms. In addition to great taste and aroma, coconuts contain a large amount of B vitamins, macro- and microelements. They have a beneficial effect on immunity, vision, the digestive system, and the thyroid gland. Coconut milk has a rejuvenating effect.
Peanuts – peanuts – are essentially a bean crop, not a nut. In the world there are about 70 species of this “nut”. Peanuts are an excellent source of antioxidants, it improves eyesight, hearing and memory. Peanuts are used not only as a food product, but also as raw materials in the chemical industry in the manufacture of plastics, synthetic threads and glue.
The favorite delicacy of many French and Italians is chestnuts. In France there is even a holiday – Chestnut Day. On this day, the fragrant smell of roasted chestnuts, which comes from braziers installed right on the streets, is floating all over the country. In all cafes you can order delicious dishes with the addition of chestnuts. It can be soups, soufflés, salads, pastries and delicious desserts. But the fruits of not all types of chestnut trees are suitable for food, but only the seed chestnut. Chestnut fruits contain high amounts of fiber, vitamins C and B. Nutritionists strongly advise vegetarians to include chestnuts in their diets.