Nuts are among the best option to provide extra fat, oil, protein and all the other required nutrients to your body. Including few of them into your diet can help you stay fit and healthy. They are also considered as a healthy snack options for people who are following a particular diet. They are rich in antioxidants which help to make your skin glow; moreover, it is consumed for promoting weight loss. In addition to this, nuts are full of minerals which act useful to cure many chronic diseases. Though, its over consumption is harmful and can lead to imbalance of acids and enzymes in the body.

Almond

These are one of the most healthiest and beneficial nut, which are known to be the powerhouse of nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamins and fats. Almond milk is considered as a healthy alternative to the regular cow milk, it also helps in weight loss. Likewise, almond oil, ghee, flour and butter are better substitutes for the refined unhealthy products. They are one of the best sources of Vitamin E, and not only that they even lowers the bad cholesterol level from the body and reduces the risk of heart attacks or other heart related issues.

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Cashew

These creamy and delicious nuts are extracted from the cashew nut tree and are grown in the subtropical regions. Full of vitamins and minerals, these nuts are a rich source of carbohydrates and vitamin K and B6. It’s consumption also provide zinc, iron, and magnesium to the body. It is consumed in many ways, the raw- salty ones are eaten as a snack, then the cashew pastes are used during cooking. It has good fats in it which reduces the chance of strokes and also keeps the eye sight strong.

Pistachio

These green healthy nuts are quite popular in the Asian countries, especially in India it’s consumed raw and is used to prepare sweet dishes as well. It is full of Vitamin B6 and improves the blood circulation in the body. They are high in proteins and Amino acids; in fact they lower blood sugar levels too. This convenient and versatile healthy option must be added in your diet.

Walnut

These brain shaped nuts are the best way to take in omega 3 and is believed to increase hair growth by making it strong and shiny. Health experts also say that eating walnuts can provide your body with those oils which lead to beautiful glowing skin. It also helps in lowering blood sugar level and keeping diabetes in control, moreover research has shown that it can also avoids cancel cells to develop. Because of its unique taste it is often used as a key ingredient while preparing deserts like, brownie, cakes etc.

Peanuts

Peanut is a legume and a very good source of protein. It is full of Vitamin B, Potassium and dietary fibers. Peanut butter is a very popular substitute for the plain salted cow butter as it is low in fats and help in providing high amount of proteins and nutrients to the body during diet. Roasted and salted peanuts are also a healthy option to munch on as an evening snack. Even peanut oil is also used to prepare dishes which are low in calories and fats.

Hazelnuts

Also termed as Cobnut or Filbert nut, is derived from a tree called ‘Corylus’. They are rich in iron, thiamine, phosphorus, zinc, calcium. They are a good source of healthy fats and helps improving the bowel system. This nut in incorporated in the process of making chocolates, cookies and even cakes, it is basically used to add a crunchy texture in the confectionery items. Turkey is among the largest producers of hazelnuts.

Pecans

Though it’s not that poplar but still its benefits are innumerable. This walnut looking like nut is full of different kinds of vitamins and antioxidants; it also helps in curing arthritis to a level and provides an ample amount of fiber to the body. It develops brain function and the Oleic acid present in it also prevents breast cancel which makes it a truly magical nut. Pecans are used to make different kind of pies and tarts.

Chestnuts

These nuts are grown and consumed mostly in the Asian regions. They have a little amount of fat present in it and are gluten free which makes it a good option to add in your diet when you are planning shred some carbs. It provides relief from constipation and supply Vitamin B2 and Vitamin E. It is also consumed in boiled and roasted form.

Macadamia Nuts

This fruit-cum-nut is mostly grown in New South Wales and the central region of Queensland and that is the reason it  also known as Queensland Nut. The amount of healthy fat present in this nut is more than that in Almonds, cashews or walnuts. These nuts help the brain to function properly, keep the heart diseases at bay, even these copper rich nuts promote weight loss. Though macadamia nut is rich in calories, its excessive consumption may increase your calorie intake.

Pine nuts

Also known as Pignoli, these tiny nuts are both delicious and advantageous and are extracted from the Pine trees .These nuts provide an ample amount of energy to the body and also improves vision, skin, hair and bones. It also boosts immunity and aids the body to fight harmful bacteria and virus. Most importantly, it work wonders for pregnant women by curing constipation, and providing iron to both mother and baby.

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