Nuts Are A Super Power Food for Natural Healing

I am sure that in the end it will be the super power foods that heal our bodies from most diseases. It’s true that Nuts are a super power food for natural healing and share some of their incredible health benefits with you.

A recent study by the University of Barcelona in Spain found that raw nuts are not only good for the body but also may influence mood.

 

Nuts a super power food for natural healing

soaked raw almonds are an excellent source of vitamin b

Nuts Are a Super Power Food For Natural Healing

Nutrition and food science Prof. Cristina Andres-Lacueva of the University of Barcelona and her team gave 22 people 30 grams of mixed almonds, walnuts and brazil nuts each day for 12 weeks.

Another group of 20 men and women aged 31 to 63 was told to avoid nuts. All  participants from both groups had metabolic syndrome —obesity around the midsection that puts them at risk of Type 2 diabetes and having a heart attack or stroke.

Almonds and other nuts have proven health benefits. They lower cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease, and they’re full of fibre and nutrients that help people feel full longer.

In a study published in the Journal of Proteome Research, Andres-Lacueva reported evidence that nuts also improve mood.

“We found that people, after nut consumption, have higher levels of serotonin metabolites,” she said.

Serotonin is a brain chemical that helps to regulate mood, appetite and sleep. It’s known as a feel-good substance. Original article

 

All nuts are high in the vitamin B, which is necessary for cell growth and metabolism. They are also a great source of natural healthy fats and antioxidants, making them a perfect food for preventing cancer and heart disease.

Types of Nuts & Their Benefits

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    Soaking Almonds

    Almonds help stabilize blood sugar, have high calcium content, and are the least acid forming. They are the only nut to eat on stage 1 of the Body Ecology diet (see important information about almond pasteurization at the end of this article).

  • Brazil nuts contain omega-3 fatty acids and high levels of the mineral selenium that may help prevent breast cancer.
  • Cashews are high in magnesium (second only to almonds) that can help build strong bones and have more carbohydrates and a lower fat content than most other nuts. They are often inexpensive relative to other nuts discussed here.
  • Hazelnuts are a good source of quality protein. Vitamin E and beta-sitosterol in hazelnuts contribute to heart health and fight cancer.
  • Macadamia nuts are high in fat, though nearly all of it is monounsaturated. They are a good source of thiamine and contain small amounts of phosphorous, selenium, calcium and potassium.
  • Walnuts have high levels of vitamin E and an ideal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids (1:5). These fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties, protect heart health and guard against arthritis.
  • Pecans also have high vitamin E content and regular consumption may help decrease LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.
  • Pine nuts are actually the seeds of pine trees and contain large amounts of thiamine (vitamin B1) and protein. If you are trying to lose weight a substance in pine nuts may act as an appetite suppressant.
  • Pistachios have lots of calcium, magnesium and vitamin A, as well as fiber and iron. Original article

I am sure that now you can see as well how nuts are a super power food for natural healing. Eating raw nuts in moderation (a handful a day) is an excellent snack and a great alternative to other less healthy snacks and are best if soaked in purified water for 8-12 hours.

What recipes do you have using raw soaked nuts? I’d love to hear!

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