Not everyone knows that nuts are among the top antidepressant products. Today we will tell you about the unique properties of nuts. How to use them not only to preserve, but also to improve your health.
Hazelnuts were known in ancient times. Our ancestors used it to make amulets against evil spirits and natural disasters. This type of nuts contains a large amount of vitamins A and E. It improves the activity of the brain. It is best eaten raw.
Cashew nuts are often present in the recipes of Indian and Asian cuisine. They are used for the preparation of first and second courses, snacks, sauces, desserts. Cashews have the ability to strengthen the immune system, improve heart activity and even soothe toothache. Just twenty cashew nuts a day-and your body will receive a daily allowance of iron. Before eating, the nuts must be fried, since they are tasteless in their raw form.
Pistachios are often called "smiling nuts". But, despite their low-calorie content and rich in minerals and vitamins, you should not get too carried away with them. The daily norm for an adult is only fifteen nuts. Pistachios will help in the treatment of diseases of the digestive tract, respiratory tract, anemia and jaundice, with toxicosis in pregnant women, and they also increase the reproductive ability of men.
People who are prone to heart disease, doctors strongly recommend eating at least 60 grams of almonds a week. Almonds are rich in phosphorus, potassium and iron. It is often used in the preparation of desserts. In Spain, it is considered an elite nut. When buying, you should pay attention to large nuts without damage.
In the Caucasus, the walnut is revered as a sacred tree. There you can find trees more than four centuries old. Fruits contain a large amount of essential amino acids, tannins and valuable minerals. They will help with physical exhaustion, anemia, diseases of the nervous system, heart and stomach. Regular use will protect men from sexual impotence.
The medieval physician and scientist Avicenna wrote about the useful properties of pine nuts. Modern science has only confirmed his conclusions. Nuts are characterized by a high content of vitamins, macro-and microelements with a low content of fiber. Especially useful for children and the elderly. However, people who are prone to obesity should limit their consumption of pine nuts.
The most delicious nut is considered to be the Brazil nut. It is used as a snack, in the preparation of salads and desserts. Just two nuts a day, and your body will receive a daily allowance of selenium, a lack of which leads to premature aging. In addition, Brazil nuts will give you a boost of vigor and energy, beautiful, clean skin and reduce the risk of heart and cancer.
The largest nuts on earth are coconut nuts. The weight of one nut can reach four kilograms. In addition to the excellent taste and aroma, coconuts contain a large amount of B vitamins, macro-and microelements. They have a beneficial effect on the immune system, vision, digestive system, and thyroid function. Coconut milk has a rejuvenating effect.
Groundnut-peanuts. There are about 70 species worldwide. Peanuts are an excellent antioxidant. Improves vision, hearing, and memory. It is used not only as a food product, but also as a raw material in the chemical industry in the manufacture of plastics, synthetic threads and adhesives.
The favorite delicacy of many French and Italians is chestnuts. In France, there is even a holiday — Chestnut Day. On this day, the fragrant smell of roasted chestnuts hovers all over the country, which comes from the braziers installed right on the streets. In all cafes, you can order delicious dishes with the addition of chestnuts. It can be soups, souffles, salads, pastries and delicious desserts. But not all types are suitable for food, but only the fruits of the chestnut seed. They contain a large amount of fiber, vitamins C and B. Nutritionists strongly advise vegetarians to include chestnuts in their diet.