Nuts are Kenyan traditional sweets, they can level up your health, lower the risk of chronic disease and can make you live longer
While we regard nuts as sweets and something to treat children with, the world of science proved them to be a powerful source of antioxidants and vitamins. In this article, we will write some general facts about nuts which people usually overlook when they start to care about their health. Eating only 20 grams of nuts per day can lower your risk of dying by up to 20%.
If you are in your middle ages or older and your heart is worrying you, or you are afraid to succumb to cancer you should try eating an ounce of nuts every day. That can reduce the risks of heart disease by 33% and drop a cancer risk by 15%
Having a small portion of nuts in your daily ration can save you from type 2 diabetes, scientific research of this fact is under way.
There is no universal remedy for all diseases which might happen, but one is known for sure – nature worked it all out for us long before doctors appeared. Eating just a few grams of nuts a day is a natural substitution for the expensive and frequently ineffective medicine. Different types of nuts can be found in abundance in any country. They are available everywhere.
There is one more interesting fact about nuts – following the scientific classification nuts are regarded as fruits. Regardless of this technical nomenclature, unlike most kinds of fruit, they have no sweet taste and have an increased fat rate. Eating approximately 20 grams of nuts daily will bring you a daily dose of antioxidants and even decrease your risk of dying by up to 20%.
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Dr. Dagfinn Aune of the School of Public Health said: "We found a consistent reduction in Risk across many different diseases, which is a strong indication that there is a real underlying relationship between nut consumption and different health outcomes."
The highest amount of antioxidants is to be found in pecans and walnuts.
Almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, and pine nuts have 4 grams of saturated fat per every 1.5-ounce.
Almonds are also one of the best sources of vitamin E, calcium, and magnesium. 1 ounce of almonds has 12 percent of women’s and 8 percent of men’s daily dose of fiber.
Cashews contain more vitamin K and zinc. The 18 nuts of cashews contain 163 calories; they are also rich in proteins.
Peanuts are a good source of magnesium. They have a low level of sodium and cholesterol. They are a reliable source of niacin, which is a type of vitamin B which has a good remedy for digestive ailments, problems with skin and nervous system. Niacin is an essential vitamin in the process of turning food into energy.
Hazelnuts are regarded to be a good source of monounsaturated fats, as well as of vitamin E and manganese, which is thought to halt and cure osteoarthritis and anemia. But their best quality is that they contain a significant amount of copper. While working with iron in the body copper helps to form red blood vessels. They also help the blood cells, nerves, bones and the immune system to function normally.
What are antioxidants good for?
Why should we care about having any antioxidants in our daily ration? The trick is antioxidants help to harness free radicals, control them. Free radicals are unstable molecules produced in the process of healthy metabolism. The production of free radicals increases depending on exposure to heavy sun, stress, high pollution level, and other causes which affect our health.
Antioxidants like vitamin E are regarded to be responsible for the protection of tissues of our body, as well as for our immune system and resistance to the bacteria and viruses.
You can decrease a risk of developing a heart disease by 33% as well as cut a cancer risk by 15% while including an ounce of nuts as an additional course of your daily meals.
There are statements from people who escaped the development of respiratory ailments and diabetes as a result of eating nuts now and then.
According to Tuko.co.ke there are several scientific studies which prove that eating nuts can be a real solution to the increased stroke risk and other heart diseases. That is connected to the fact that nuts have the benefits for the level of cholesterol, size of LDL particles, artery functions and different types of inflammations.