Monday, December 3, 2012
Nuts, Are They Good for a Diet? This is Just Nutty!
Almost everyone loves some sort of nut, whether its almonds, peanuts, or sunflower seeds.
Some of us are allergic to them, so in that case it would be best not to consume nuts.
We are going to dissect nuts and see how they fit in with our diet and if they are good for our diet.
1. Not Easily Perishable
Nuts, unlike fruits and vegetables do not perish as easy. They can stay on the shelf or in your cabinet for a long time.
2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Yes, these fatty acids are good for the body! Omega-3 acids are an anti-inflammatory, and can lower the risk of heart strokes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, breast, colon, and prostate cancers.
Nuts also contain antioxidants that fight against many forms of cancers.
4. Vitamin E
A handful of nuts is 85% of your daily value of vitamin e. Vitamin E maintains mucous membranes, and skin, by protecting your body from harmful oxygen-free radicals.
For those that are doing bodybuilding, you can get a good amount of protein from nuts.
Nuts are great for all of the reasons above, but they are fatty. Nuts should be eaten with caution and should be consumed by about half a cup to a cup a day. Keep the nuts to a low roar.
2. Unnatural Covered Nuts
Come on, you knew I would bring this up! Eating chocolate covered peanuts, cream covered nuts, and honey roasted nuts are not eating the right nuts for your diet. Stay AWAY from these kinds of nuts. You can and will gain a ton of weight by eating these nuts.
In my opinion, nuts are good for your diet! Nuts have more pros than cons and they are full of vitamins and minerals that are essential for your body.
In saying that they are good for your body, if you eat too many nuts they are detrimental to your body.
You have heard the quote, "Too much of a good thing is a bad thing" by Cato right?
The same thing applies to nuts!
Snag a few today for your health.