Don’t be afraid of nuts

Don’t be afraid of nuts

There is more and more evidence demonstrating the nutritional benefits of nuts. Though they are really rich in calorie, they also are a great source of unsaturated fats that sometimes are called “good fats”. In addition, they have a positive effect in reducing blood cholesterol levels, cardiovascular disease and the risk of diabetes. According to dieticians, it should be noted that not only fish, but nuts as well are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids that act irreplaceable role in protecting human’s body against cardiovascular disease.

In addition, nuts are also rich in other particularly valuable biologically active substances –  proteins, L-Arginine, which is essential amino acid helping to maintain the elasticity of the arteries, fiber and plant sterols having cholesterol-lowering effects. Nuts also help to get such minerals as calcium, potassium, magnesium, copper and phosphorus.

You may be scared by those calories that are hiding in the nuts and may lead you to the weight gain. However, it seems that all those thoughts are without a reason. According to the analytical  study which has been monitoring the whole group of people, consisting of individuals exposed and unexposed  by a risk factor, it was found that women who ate nuts 2 times a week and more had the smaller weight gain than those who ate nuts 1 time a week. It must be added that the type of the nuts haven’t been affecting the results of this 8 year study including 51.188 of women aged between 20-45. So, the higher nut intake hasn’t been associated with the higher body weight. Moreover, it has been noticed slightly lower weight and obesity risk.

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