Benefits of nuts and seeds for health

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23rd November, 2019 12:09:26 printer

Benefits of nuts and seeds for health


Nuts and seeds are believed to be incredibly beneficial for one’s health. They are known to encourage weight loss by helping curb one’s appetite by making one feel fuller for longer, cutting down on binge-eating too, reports The Indian Express.

Here’s why you should have this nut

*The high-calorie content of the nut chiefly comes from fats like monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid that helps to lower LDL or bad cholesterol and increases HDL or good cholesterol in the blood.

*Pines, much like almonds, are an excellent source of vitamin E. They have a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucosa and skin by protecting it from harmful free oxygen radicals.

*Being nutrient-dense, pine nuts are loaded with healthy fats, dietary fibres, plant sterols, arginine, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that are protect the heart.

The high antioxidant content in the seeds is known to slow down ageing as they combat free radicals, which play a part in age-related deterioration.

*Pine nuts contain healthy amounts of essential minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium. Pines are one of the richest sources of manganese, which helps the human body develop resistance.

*Rich in iron, pine nuts help the blood carry oxygen. They are also great for brain health. It’s a good idea to roast them, as that will reduce the effect of iron inhibitors.

*The unsaturated fats found in pine nuts help increase insulin sensitivity. In addition, when eaten as part of a meal, they can reduce the overall glycaemic index, which is beneficial for diabetics.

*Pine nuts are great for dieters. A handful of these seeds help in weight management as it curbs hunger pangs.

*Pine nuts are a little expensive but including a handful of these in your everyday diet will be good for your overall health.