Regular use for periods of 20 to 25 days of nuts such as walnuts, prunes, almonds, peanuts, pistachios, among others, reduce levels of "bad" cholesterol (LDL) by 10%, according to various world studies.
According to the botanical-online.com magazine, from a nutritional standpoint nuts are those having a composition rich in fatty oils, with percentages ranging between 50 and 70%.
Most of these oils are monounsaturated fats, most notably oleic and linoleic acid, which exert a major role in controlling cholesterol, blood circulation and heart health.
The beneficial properties of dried fruits such as prunes, almonds, walnuts, etc., are very varied and are therefore very important to consume a few days a week as we help prevent cardiovascular disease, along with being natural sources of vitamins and minerals that our body needs to function properly.
"It is important to eat a little dried fruit daily, but without neglecting the intake portions thereof for its high calorie.
The important thing here is to balance our diet. "
Wealth-fat foods such provides a great calorific value, with an average of 500 calories per 100 grams.
Chestnuts are an exception as they are very rich in carbohydrate but low fat, reaching 170 calories per 100 grams.
For these characteristics nuts are especially suitable for people who perform heavy physical exertion, such as athletes and sportsmen who made performance of physically demanding work and for children over age 3 who have a constant activity.
Not only unsaturated fatty acids nuts provide beneficial health properties of the heart, but also in folic acid content, specifically preventing the increased levels of homocysteine that, if they were higher, could contribute to sedimentation cholesterol on the artery walls, leading to a corresponding narrowing and the likelihood of vascular injury.
The nuts balanced diet is beneficial to health, especially the heart.
Other properties :
They contain vitamin E which is a natural antioxidant.
Antioxidants are well used in the prevention of cancer disease, since they prevent cell aging.
Thanks to its high fiber are beneficial to help the digestive tract transit, especially when suffering from constipation.
Other vitamins: phosphorus, potassium. copper, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium.