The Healthy Snack for Health Nuts
The Scrumptious and Surprisingly Healthy Snack
Call us nuts for saying this, but a daily dose of nuts is one of the best ways to grab a quick snack. True, Nuts have had a bad reputation being high in calories. However there is more to it to being prized as one of the best snacks out there. Here, we have three reasons you should go nuts.
Here are the reasons:
- Consuming nuts actually could bring benefits to your heart and reduce the risk of heart disease, particularly women.
- Nuts tend to be high in protein, vitamain, minerals, fibre and low in carbs.
- If you’re ever going into healthy eating, nuts are the first thing you should look for as it helps you maintain/ lose weight.
How are they healthy for Your Heart?
Nuts are rich in an amino acid, called arginine which helps to relax blood vessel. As a result, it reduces the danger of coronary artery disease.
The million dollar question is, “How can a high fat food such as nuts be good for the heart?” The answer to the question lies here- the biggest danger to your heart and arteries comes from saturated fats, found mostly in meat and high-fat dairy products. The good fat in nuts is unsaturated– the “magical” kind of fat that lowers LDLs, so-called bad cholesterol. In a nutshell (sorry for the bad pun), peanuts, almonds and cashews are full of mono-unsaturated fats. Walnuts on the other hand are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are polyunsaturated fats similar to oils found in fish such as salmon. Not forgetting, Nuts are also packed with essential vitamins such as A and E, and minerals such as phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, iron and zinc. And their high fiber content helps lower cholesterol.