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Health Benefits of Nuts and Seeds that you Probbaly Never Heard of

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The following are just some of the many health benefits of eating certain nuts and seeds:

  • Nuts and seeds can not only improve your health, lower your risk to heart disease, but they are also packed with many micro and macronutrients.
  • Ceratin nuts and seeds are packed with heart healthy/joint friendly, protein and vitamins that can help improve your health.
  • Nuts like almonds and walnuts can help lower blood pressure, lower body fat and improve body mass index (BMI).
  • Many nuts are heart healthy. Nuts like almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts and walnuts decrease the LDL cholesterol and control the total cholesterol level in the bod, and can reduce the risk of heart disease dramatically.
  • Nuts are rich in arginine, antioxidants and vitamin E that can reduce cholesterol levels.
  • Nuts contain folic acids that can reduce homocysteine, which induces heart diseases.
  • Magnesium, calcium and potassium in nuts reduce the blood pressure. Magnesium can improve the blood flow.
  • Nuts like almonds contain plant sterols and flavonoids like naringenin and catechin which are effective antioxidants. Almonds are also rich source of magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, riboflavin, copper and vitamin E.
  • Ellagic acid in nuts is anti-carcinogenic.
  • Campesterol and beta-sitosterol in nuts and seeds can decrease the risk of prostate cancer and breast cancer.
  • Arginine in nuts increases immunity and reduces the risk of tumor growth and decreases the risk to several types of cancer.
  • Almonds helps reduce body weight.
  • Walnuts are rich in nutrients and are the main source of omega-3 fatty acids. This can reduce cardiovascular disease and inflammatory diseases, and even enhance cognitive function. Omega-3 fatty acids supply nutrients to brain cells and enhance their growth. Omega-3 fats can also help to reduce the risk to dementia and reduce sleeping disorders, behavior and learning disorders, commonly found in children.
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