WONDERFUL NUTS!!

NUTS ARE GOOD FOOD!
 
PISTAS AND WALNUTS –
1.      Defend against diabetes – the fat & nutrients in nuts may improve glucose & insulin stability in people with Type 2 diabetes.
Studies show
·         Eating nuts has been linked to a reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes in women. Those who ate nuts at least five times a week cut their risk of Type 2 diabetes by nearly 30 percent. Women who regularly ate peanut butter lowered their risk by nearly 20 percent.
2.      Help heart by reducing LDL cholesterol, which eventually leads to antherosclerotic plaque formation and hardening of the arteries.
Studies show
·         Men who ate nuts at least twice a week had a 47 percent lower risk of sudden cardiac death and a 30 percent lower risk of dying from all types of coronary – artery disease than those who didn’t eat nuts.
·         Women who ate at least 140gms of nuts a week were 35 percent less likely to suffer heart attacks than women who ate less than 28gms a month.
·         Healthy adults who consumed nuts five or more times a week were 50percent less likely to die of a heart attack than those who hardly ever ate nuts.
CASHEWS, MACADAMIA NUTS, BRAZIL NUTS, ALMONDS, PECANS & WALNUTS –
Help keeping trim as nuts have fibre and other nutrients that interfere with the absorption of fat, and are satisfying, so people feel fuller longer.
 Studies show
·         People who frequently eat nuts are thinner than those who don’t.
·         Eating walnuts decreases hunger and causes people to eat less at meals.
·         Macadamia nuts and Brazil nuts have the highest fat and calorie content among nuts.
PISTAS AND ALMONDS
Helps in lowering the cholesterol as polyunsaturated fat in nuts lowers LDL, or bad, cholesterol levels, and their monounsaturated fat raises good HDL cholesterol levels.
Studies show
·         The more almonds people ate, the lower their levels of LDL cholesterol and the higher their levels of HDL were. Eating 37 grams of almonds a day lowered LDL cholesterol by 4.4 percent; eating 73grams a day reduced it by 9.4 percent.
·         Eating pistachios nuts as a snack can decrease your bad cholesterol levels.
WALNUTS, PECANS AND BRAZIL NUTS
Helps countering cancer by slowing the progression of some cancer cells, and help destroy free radicals that can cause cancer.
Studies show
·         A form of vitamin E present in walnuts and pecans appear to slow the growth of lung and prostate cancer cells. Gamma-tocopherol attacked the cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone.
·         Walnuts also contain melatonin, a hormone that destroys free radicals. Free radicals are unstable compounds that are a byproduct of cellular metabolism in our bodies; if they aren’t neutralized, they can cause cardiovascular disease and cancer.

·         Brazil nuts contain selenium, an oxidant that helps neutralize free radicals.

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