There are many reasons that have made nuts the healthiest snack you can consume to have a fit body and a faster mind.
And it is that nutrition specialists do not stop repeating the multiple health benefits that these hypercaloric foods have (composed of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats), especially for athletes.
Nuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help fight inflammation and heart disease, increase good cholesterol and reduce bad cholesterol.
1- They are excellent cardioprotectors. A traditional Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil and nuts reduces the incidence of cardiovascular complications.
2- They provide extra amounts of iron, they are a concentrated source of nutrients such as a ntioxidants, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and vegetable proteins.
3- It boosts the functioning of the brain thanks to its Omega-3 fatty acids that can be found in large doses in flax and walnuts.
4- They help maintain weight. We do know that they have many calories but it has been shown that the consumption of a serving, approximately 30 grams, is not associated with greater weight gain in the short or long term.
5- They are some great antioxidants that help fight premature aging. As well as red wine, among others, walnuts and some berries are wonderful protective and anti-inflammatory.
6- They provide unique textures in the kitchen. Many of the great chefs of this country corroborate it. For ice cream parlors, creams, salads ... etc, they are appreciated by all palates.
7- They combine with everything. They combine with an infinite number of products, for example
the pistachio is magical in granules, it can be added in many dishes, the almond, cashew and walnut in its granillo version are ingredients of many elaborate dishes.
8- They admit infinity of textures and ways. Roasted, raw, granules, flour, caramelised or chocolate. As healthier they are undoubtedly raw, which is where the greatest amount of nutrients that the dried fruit has is found..
9 - They are versatile and very varied. Macadamia or pecan nuts are ideal for desserts or starters, seeds such as sesame, sunflower seeds and pumpkin for salads, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, pistachios, caramelized or chocolate for desserts.
10- And they always feel like it at all hours because they are so good. At any time in any company or alone, it is a good snack to drink and share.