Good things come in small packages and nuts are one of them! Ever wondered what’s the good in nuts? Continue reading to find out more!

Benefits of Nuts:

Excellent source of nutrients

Nutrients include Vitamins B, E, and other minerals such as calcium, iron and zinc can be found in nuts. So, to all that’s on a low-carb diet, nuts is the way to go!

High in Fiber

A regular and large intake of fiber will keep you full and reduces your daily calories intake.

High in Antioxidants

Nuts are rich in antioxidants! According to scientists, antioxidants present in nuts shields the delicate fats in your cells against oxidation and inflammation. Fun fact: Polyphenols found in nuts can fight against stress by neutralizing free radicals that are harmful to cells. Having sufficient free radicals is beneficial for the body’s immune system, however, excess will lead to cell damage. Excess oxidative stress also results in increased risk of contracting diseases.

Weight Management

Contrary to popular belief, though high in calories, it has been tested and proven that consuming nuts can significantly help in weight loss than weight gain. This is because not all the calories will be absorbed by our human body. A portion of the fats will be trapped within the nut’s fibrous wall during the digestion process.

Lowers Cholesterol

Due to its high content of fatty acids, nuts have a lowering-cholesterol power present in them. In the process of lowering the LDL (“Bad” Cholesterol), levels of HDL (“Good” Cholesterol) will increase significantly.

Prevents Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes contracted by humans. This condition occurs when the glucose level in the human’s body is higher than normal. Because nuts are low in carbohydrate and do not raise the sugar level, people who has type 2 diabetes should therefore include nuts in their diets.  Studies also shows that these nuts also leads to lower risk of contracting heart-related diseases such as high blood pressure and heart attack.

 

Delicious recipes that make you go nuts:

-      Almonds

Fun Fact: Almonds are 100% reliant on wild and honey bees for crop pollination. That is, no bees, no almonds!

 

See recipe here: Chocolate Almond Smoothie

 

-      Brazil Nuts

Fun Fact: Brazil isn’t the world’s biggest producer for Brazil Nuts, it is Bolivia that counts for 50% of its production!

 

See recipe here: Apricot and Brazil Nut Couscous

 

-      Hazelnuts

Fun Fact: Did you know that 1st June of every year is national Hazelnut Cake Day?

 

See recipe here: Cranberry-Hazelnut Green Bean Salad

 

-      Macadamias 

Fun Fact: Macadamia Nuts are easily the most expensive nuts in the world!

See recipe here: Macadamia Fruit Crumble

 

-      Pecans 

Fun Fact: “Pecan” is from an Algonquian word, meaning a nut requiring a stone to crack. Do you know that it would take 11,624 pecans stacked end to end to achieve the height of the Empire State Building in NYC!

See recipe here: Mini Pecan Tarts

 

-      Pistachios

Fun fact: Did you know that Pistachios are one of the oldest nuts that were commonly used in the world!

See recipe here: Pistachio Pancakes

 

-      Walnuts

Fun Fact: Greeks called walnuts “karyon”, when translated, means “head”, because the shell resembles a human skull and the walnut kernel is similar looking to a human brain!

 

See recipe here: Chewy Walnut Trail Bars

 

Not only are nuts delicious, they are also widely available! organic nuts singapore, where to find them? Do check out the sale of products over here at Foodsterr! 

Samantha Ngo