Nuts are a great snack as they contain various health benefits. There are a number of different types all containing differerent goodness.
A recent study found that eating walnuts increased a measure of cognition called inferential reasoning, suggesting that walnuts may have beneficial effects on the brain. They are also really great for your heart health, including helping to lower blood pressure and improve the blood flow through the circulatory system.
Numerous studies have shown that hazelnuts can increase the amount of vitamin E in your blood. It’s the key vitamin for healthy skin, hair and nails! It’s been linked to less cognitive decline as we age and it may help prevent and treat diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Brazil nuts are an incredibly rich source of selenium: A mineral that acts as an antioxidant but also plays other crucial roles in body functioning… Such as proper sperm motility. Selenium also helps to keep your kidneys healthy and boosts your immunity and thyroid functioning.
Almonds contain phosphorus. This helps maintain and build the strength and durability of bones and teeth and helps prevent conditions like osteoporosis. They are also packed with antioxidants which can help protect against oxidative stress, which can damage molecules in your cells and contribute to inflammation, ageing and diseases like cancer.
The only downside to nuts is they are quite high in calories, so just be mindful of how much you consume.