I love nuts. They not only taste good, but they are perfect for a healthy snack. If you have followed me for a while, then you probably know I add nuts to my low carb breakfast cereal, and I pack them for traveling for a fast lunch or low carb snack.
Top 5 Health Benefits of Nuts: Why You Should Eat Them
1. Help for Weight Loss
When you look at the calories in nuts, you might be surprised that they can help with weight loss. However, not only do they have plenty of protein that will help you feel fuller for longer, the fats they contain are actually good fats your body needs, when consumed in moderation. Rather than being tempted to snack on foods which are higher in calories, you’ll fill up quicker on nuts.
2. Lower Cholesterol
Struggling with high cholesterol can leave you feeling unwell, and it can be dangerous for your body too. While it might seem like a common issue, you should try to lower your cholesterol if it is too high. Nuts are one of the foods that you can eat in order to achieve a healthier cholesterol level.
3. Great Source of Calcium
With the constant debate of whether we should be eating dairy or not, and the increase of people going vegan (either for health reasons or fashion), almonds serve as a fabulous replacement in order to get the calcium that our bodies need. From helping our teeth and nails to improving the condition of hair and skin, we all need calcium and nuts can provide this critical nutrient.
4. Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation in the body can cause a huge amount of health problems. From stomach aches to joint ache and other issues like arthritis, reducing inflammation is important if you want to feel healthy and strong. You can include nuts in your diet by adding them to salads, stir fry, or even just snacking on them during the day.
5.Good Source of Fiber
It’s not just calcium that you’ll get from nuts. You’ll also get a good dose of fiber. Many of us struggle to get enough fiber in our diets and this can lead to easy weight gain, stomach and bowel problems, and overall fatigue. Almonds are particularly good at providing fiber, but hazelnuts, Brazil nuts and walnuts will help you too.
The best nuts to add to you diet should include:
Make sure to check out each recommended serving size, especially if you are trying to lose weight. Some nuts are very high in calories and you can easily over eat with them.
Hopefully this list of the top 5 health benefits of nuts will help encourage you to add them into your diet more often.