Friday, December 23, 2011

Importance of nuts in your diet

Researchers have proved that nuts are good for your heart. Taking 3 walnuts everyday can reduce the cardiovascular risk. Research says that almonds have antioxidants leading to decreases in circulating oxidized LDL which helps to keep the arteries clear of plaque.
When you are having a meal that is high in saturated fats, having a handful of raw walnuts can limit the ability of the harmful overweight to destroy arteries. Research has shown that having walnuts every day can reduce the risk of heart illness and can help in lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) and the C - reactive protein.

Walnuts are rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fats and alpha linoleic acid.
 Nuts and seeds also helps to reduce weight
Animal studies have proved that walnuts protect against breast cancer and prostate cancer.
Walnuts contain less saturated fat. However, all nuts are high in calories, so, having them in moderation is essential.
Look for the fresh nut
- Shelled walnuts ought to be brittle. Avoid the rubbery ones. Go in for the ones with a darker skin.
Add it to your every day diet
- Start the day in a healthy way with chopped walnuts in your breakfast cereal.
- Avoid meat in your salads and in lieu, sprinkle a handful of fresh walnuts on it.
- Avoid taking sausages, eggs and processed meat. Get your protein from roasted walnuts!

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