Love, Family & Food

Love, Family & Food

Monday, May 24, 2010

Knowing your NUTS!

Suddenly, out of nowhere, I started reading up on certain food which are always believed to be beneficial for health..So today, I wanna post some infomation about few types of NUTS! *wink*


Walnut












  • Walnuts are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids, one type of fatty acid essential for our body as it cannot be produced inside our body. In addition it s essential as it can help to prevent erratic heart rhythms, making blood less likely to clot in the blood vessels.
  • The health benefits cover from cardiovaskular protection [heart and blood vessels], promote better cognitive functions, to anti-inflammatory helpful in asthma, rheumatoid arthritis [joint disease], and inflammatory skin diseases like eczema
  • Walnuts contain high monosaturated fatty acids (MUFA), about 15%, which can help to reduce body cholesterol level and improve ratio high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol
  • Omega-3 fatty acids can also help to reduce inflammation as it is a factor to formation of artery plaque resulting in atheroscelosis.
  • Walnuts contain essential amino acids which can help to promote smooth blood vessels' lining for diabetes and hypertension patients
  • It also has phytochemical compounds to serve as antioxidant compound
  • Walnuts control and prevent hypertension and gall stones
  • To reduce cardiovascular risk, you can enjoy a handful of walnuts at least 4 times a week ^^
  • To get more details click on this [Walnut]



Hazelnut








  • Hazelnut has special composition of fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and beta-sitosterol
  • This nut is rich is oil, em, roughly about 60-65% of it is made of oil and it has high essential fatty acids
  • Hazelnuts are good source of vitamin B1, B2 and B6 which are good for mental health and blood formation especially in developing children
  • Hazelnut consumption daily can reduce the risk of cancer and heart diseases.
  • Read {Hazelnut} for details ya?! ^_*



Almonds











  • Almonds high in MUFA, essential for preventing cardiovascular disease as it lower down LDL-cholesterol level in blood

  • It also lower the risk of heart diseases
  • Almonds are rich in Vitamin E, an antioxidant, preventing inflammation that leads to arteril scarring
  • Almonds also contain potassium and magnesium. Magnesium necessary to maintain normal flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients in body while potassium is needed to maintain normal blood pressure.
  • Almonds can help you to control your weight, so grab some of it to keep your weight still!
  • Read up more here (Almond)

So...Knowing bit bout these nuts, y not pick up some of it into ur diet today..? Eat nuts, life's good!

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