Best Nuts for Health
Here are the best nuts for health. Every type of nuts has a significant influence on health of body.
Walnuts are a good source of heart health. 14 halves contain 185 calories, 18 grams fat and 4 grams protein. Walnuts are also loaded with plant based alpha linoleic acid. A study has shown that modest intake of walnuts can be useful for primary and secondary prevention of CHD. ALA has been identified as a powerful antioxidant and promotes blood sugar management as well.
Peanuts are high in folate and thus they can be very wise choice for vegetarian and pregnant women who often are deficient of folate. Per 100gm serving of peanuts contain 567 calories, 26gm protein and 9gm fiber. Though, not enough studies have been done on peanuts benefits to brain but it is believed that it may prevent cognitive function to decline on account of niacin. It is also suggested that moderate intake of peanuts can ward off Parkinson’s disease.