One of the most favorite nuts, due to its taste and ability to store well. They are valued for their high organic quality protein content, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, as well as vitamin E. They go into heart diets (almonds themselves look like a heart). They help with anemia, impaired vision, hypertension. They reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and depression.
Almond milk is easy to digest and does not cause gastrointestinal fermentation. Therefore, it is recommended for nursing mothers and young children. However, only sweet types of almonds are useful – bitter ones contain high amounts of essential oils that can be harmful to health.
High in fat, but they go rancid easily. Like almonds, they contain potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, as well as B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E. They are recommended for bronchitis, joint pain, chronic fatigue, nervous tension, after serious infectious diseases. Due to their low carbohydrate content, they are often included in weight loss diets.
The most delicious nut, rich in protein, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, B vitamins and vitamin A. It has pronounced anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties. Be careful with cashews, as they contain oxalates and the toxin urushiol. The latter is located in the shell of the nuts and must be carefully removed by the manufacturer.
A very good source of iron, iodine, copper, phosphorus, zinc, fiber, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E. They protect the cardiovascular system and the brain. Due to their high energy value, they are suitable for people performing heavy physical labor. Thanks to their iodine content, they are used as a treatment for diseases of the thyroid gland. The ideal option is to eat five nuts a day.
They contain the most vitamin B3 and folic acid, probably because they grow underground. This makes it an appropriate food during pregnancy. They reduce the risk of heart attack, protect against Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative problems. Like cashews, peanuts contain oxalates and should be avoided by people with kidney or gallbladder problems.
They are the richest in iron (after sesame) and have the highest potassium content. They also contain six times more antioxidants than green tea, as well as an enviable amount of arginine (an essential amino acid that helps build muscle tissue). They contribute to the proper functioning of the cardiovascular and nervous systems, to the strengthening of bones and teeth (due to the presence of phosphorus and calcium), increase male potency.
Extremely high in protein, making it an important nutritional supplement for pregnant women and young children as well as the elderly. They contain more amino acids than meat and milk, as well as many vitamins and minerals. They have a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular, digestive and nervous systems, improve metabolism, increase libido. They are best eaten raw as they are heat sensitive.
Macadamia (also known as Australian Walnut)
The most caloric nut, with a specific taste and a number of useful properties. It is a good source of protein, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, as well as B vitamins and vitamin PP. It helps with arthritis, diabetes, metabolic disorders, migraine, hypertension. It reduces the level of “bad” cholesterol in the blood, protecting against cardiovascular disease. Macadamia oil is one of the most preferred in cosmetics due to its highly protective and rejuvenating properties.
With the highest fat and selenium content of any nut. It provides essential help in the fight against cataracts, male infertility and early menopause, atherosclerosis of the heart and cerebral vessels. It strengthens the immune system and has anti-carcinogenic properties that can not only prevent but also stop the development of malignant tumors. It is enough to eat two nuts and the selenium they contain (also called the trace element of longevity) begins to do its invisible work in the human body.
It attracts with its high calcium content – 4-5 times higher than other nuts and seeds. It is also rich in iron, magnesium, zinc, B vitamins and vitamin E. It is recommended during pregnancy and menopause (to prevent osteoporosis). Improves metabolism, affects the quality of skin, hair and nails, acts as an aphrodisiac. The presence of phytosterols reduces the risk of certain types of cancer.
An excellent source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, dietary fiber and lignans. These are responsible for its loosening action. Flaxseed is very useful in diets, for the prevention of colon cancer and high blood pressure, in Alzheimer’s disease. It is good for people with impaired metabolism. The recommended daily dose is 1 to 2 tablespoons (crushed or ground) as an addition to the salad.
With an ideal balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It is rich in protein, germanium, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, silicon, chromium, zinc, as well as a number of vitamins (group B, A, E, D, K). It stimulates digestion, successfully acts on infections of the excretory system, treats skin problems (acne, eczema, psoriasis).
A superfood rich in omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, as well as B vitamins and vitamin E. Sunflower seeds are good for the brain due to their high magnesium and phosphorus content. It reduces the level of “bad” cholesterol in the body and is recommended for high blood pressure. Regulates body temperature and acid-base balance. The presence of vitamin P makes it an excellent prophylactic against a number of diseases, including cancer.
With the highest content of zinc and unsaturated fatty acids. It also provides large amounts of protein, vitamins (group B, C, E) and resinous substances. It has an anti-inflammatory and vermifuge effect. It helps in times when the body’s defenses need to be strengthened. Crushed and boiled, it becomes medicine for insomnia and constant pain.
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