Reasons Nuts are Healthy For You To Eat

If you are allergic, you have some work to do with supplying all the nutrient benefits of nuts. If not, keep reading. Nuts (tree nuts and peanuts in particular) are nutrient dense foods, and prevent gall bladder disease, diabetes and heart disease. For the sophisticated botanist, no peanuts ae not a ‘true’ nut but they have virtually identical virtues, so you can put them in this category for dietary planning! Nut consumption makes blood pressure better and helps promote weight loss. It’s not only the compounds with in them, but the way nuts are formed with interlocking compounds that makes them a particularly healthy food. Nuts are relatively high in fat content, but these fats are beneficial unsaturated fatty acids. Nuts are heart healthy  and one way is through the components that has L-arginine amino acid which when metabolized is in the pathway that produces our natural blood vessel dilator substance nitric oxide.  Nuts have many bioactive vitamin compounds including folic acid, niacin, tocopherols (E), and vitamin B6. Especial the tocopherols have potent anti-oxidant properties. Nuts have high-quality vegetable protein, and it can be a very affordable way to incorporate your daily protein as well. Nuts are high in fiber. Nuts are high in minerals including calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Nuts have phenolic compounds which make up some of our natural defenses against infection.  So nuts are the perfect solution to many of the nutrition issues that come up in all of our self-care health-care!


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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