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Nuts Are The New Superfood That You Should Be Eating

 

Healthy nuts are a superfood (a superfood, indeed) and we can all attest to it. They taste amazing too and many are choosing the healthiest nuts over any other kinds of nuts. You can get numerous varieties from this list and they will give you an extra boost.

Here’s your take on these ten top nuts. What Are the Most Popular Types of Nuts?

Nuts that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids: walnuts & almonds, pistachios, peanuts, pecans; nuts that are high in dietary fiber (chocolate). Other types include peanut butter, cashew nuts, flax seeds, Brazil nut, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, watermelons (whole nuts), dates, olives, grapes (some are low on sugar), olive oil, soybeans and coconut oil. As far as the best type is concerned – pistachios. These nuts contain antioxidants and nutrients as well as vitamins. Pistachio nuts are high in magnesium and are full of calcium too. Be careful not to eat them raw as some may be contaminated by mold. Almonds contain tannins which are helpful for digestion (not bad, but very toxic, right?). In terms of protein, there are three different types of almonds. There is unsalted, almond butter and almond spread peanut butter. There are whole almonds with or without skin depending upon their size. If you’ve consumed the ‘peanut butter’ version then you should go for it. And if you’re wondering about adding more nuts to it then add more nuts to the peanut butter and switch it with the spread peanut butter version. So, what are some common types of nuts? Yes! Walnuts and almonds – nuts are known to provide a lot of nutrients, such as protein, fiber, calcium, phosphorus, potassium & zinc too. And while consuming these nuts don’t make you feel like going hungry, they definitely help you achieve this goal. But don’t think that you can just grab a handful of them and start eating. I’m saying this because that’s how almonds work: you need to chop some for making snack packs and nuts. Remember, if you eat nuts in one form it has to be either roasted, fried or soaked. And that has to happen before adding them to sandwiches or salads. Just remember to soak them, roast them properly and then add them to your salad or smoothies or any other snacks. Then, enjoy those!

1. Almond oil!


You might know about its healing properties too. This oil contains a medium chain triglyceride called Eicosatetraenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which are two anti-inflammatory compounds that fight off harmful oxidative damage to cells (the free radicals) and protect liver function. When one goes through dieting and losing weight, it may come up for you to lose a few inches around the waist. People with such conditions are advised to consume some almond oil regularly or else it may cause bloating. However, don’t eat nuts but you can include a bottle of fresh rosemary leaves instead. Rosemary is said to have anti-oxidants as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, the smell it gives out makes you want to stay away from everything else. Its antibacterial, antiviral as well as antiseptic properties make it a must-have for good health.

2. Cashew milk


For everyone who loves milk products and especially cow’s milk, you might want to opt for cashew milk. It’s the purest alternative of animal milk. Not only does it provide essential components of lactose (which is not present in dairy milks), but it’s also a rich source of probiotics. And for those looking for alternatives, try cashew yogurt.

3. Peanuts


Peanuts, when roasted, becomes tasty and creamy! Add them to sandwiches, salads and even desserts and you’ll become spoiled. Not only do peanut butter is delicious on its own, but it has more than enough goodness to keep us happy! We love the texture. It keeps our blood flowing and helps us avoid heartburn with every bite. It also improves digestion. Peanuts are said to have the highest content of fiber, vitamin A, potassium, iron, and copper. Peanut also contains quercetin and lysine which is the most active antioxidant found in the peanut shells. That’s why they’re ideal for health food!

4. Hemp oil


Hemp oil is derived from hemp plant material and is one of the richest sources of cannabidiol (CBD). In fact, CBD (Cannabigerolic acid) is one of hemp’s main phytonutrients. Because of their high concentration, CBD is also known as CBD isolate (canaigre), a non-intoxicating cannabinoid derived from cannabis plants in the marijuana plant. It is widely used as a natural medicine or an ingredient within several pharmaceutical medicines. Due to the popularity of CBD isolates, lots of states have legalized the use. Some countries have even created regulations in order to control the import and export of edible oils made from hemp and hemp derived products. Such products are termed as industrial hemp products. Hemp oils are available in various quantities such as 0% to 2%. In general, they range between 0–3%. Hemp oil is rich in CBD and THC like other cannabis plants. Thus, CBD isolate can help you relax the same way CBD does. However, due to its addictive nature, it’s better to consume CBD products containing CBD than CBD isolate. CBD isolates is the safest and is suitable for medicinal purposes. While CBD isolates can be costly but they’re worth it.

5.Grapeseed oil


For anyone living a vegan lifestyle, grapeseed oil might be a godsend. Why? Well, it has the least number of calories, with 25 grams in comparison to the original avocado oil. Since grapeseed is a fruit, it’s a nutrient-dense oil which is also rich in phenols. Phenols are known for being powerful antioxidants. In addition, grapeseed oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids. Also, it contains carotene and beta-carotene which are polyphenolics with cancer fighting qualities. Also, for a person undergoing hormonal changes, gossypol might be your friend as it is a regulator of adrenal glands. So, the next time you’re feeling down, just add some grapeseed oil into your salad to ease that headache. Finally, the last benefit, grapeseed oil is high in linoleic acid which is a fat burner. Make sure to replace the regular vegetable oil with ghee. It’s the best way to improve your cardiovascular system and thus you might end up getting the perfect heartburn that you crave.

6. Coconut oil


Coconut oil is a popular product because its taste matches with its nutritional value. The energy content alone is pretty impressive. Besides giving you plenty of vitamins, minerals and minerals, it has also zero glycemic index which means no glucose spikes up the sugar levels. Moreover, there are two fatty acids as well which is monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFAs). Both MUFAs can be produced at minimal amount as compared to saturated fat. Although it’s difficult to say how much saturated fatty acids are in cocoa oil, experts suggest it might be anywhere in the ballpark. What matters is whether it’s monounsaturated, or polyunsaturated, otherwise known as DPA, otherwise known as mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). The difference here is that MUFAs can be converted to mono-unsaturated fatty acids faster than polyunsaturated fatty acids. It’s the reason why people find coco oil so useful. Cucumber, spinach and kale are rich in MUFA’s which makes you fall for it too. Another advantage is that it’s light weight oil which makes switching between cooking oil to coconut oil easy. Adding nuts to this oil is an excellent idea too. Here’s a guide on using crushed cashews, chopped pecans and chopped pistachios. All you have to do is boil them till they become brown pieces and it will be ready to be added to any other recipe.

7. Flax Seeds


Flax seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and are a great source of fiber. Not to mention, they’re also good for weight loss. They can help your body burn the fat too. Flax seed is used as a powder and put into drinks or smoothies/ smoothies so that you can drink it in place of soda, coffee or juices. In case you’re wondering about what the best way to incorporate this is, it doesn’t matter and one of my favorites is adding them to tofu or soups. No wonder it’s loved so much!

8. Chocolate

 

Chocolate is one of the best sweeteners today. Especially when using cacao beans, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and other sweets like ice cream and frozen treats. Along with its richness in cocoa butter, chocolate also has lots of B vitamins (including calcium, magnesium, folate, choline, copper and manganese) too. Don’t hesitate while buying the best ones; it’s all about the quality

 

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