Fat contained in nuts are high in monounsaturated-fat. This is the type of fat that helps lower the bad (LDL) cholesterol but increases the good (HDL) cholesterol levels in our body.
In fact, studies have already proven that nuts can lower your risk of heart disease and can also lower your risk from Alzheimer.
With these health benefits, we should start introducing nuts in our daily diet. Below are some suggestions.
- When baking, put some finely chopped nuts in your dough. The nut will also add flavor to your dough.
- Sprinkle your salad and pasta dishes with toasted nuts.
- Transform your regular peanut butter in to a healthier spread by adding finely chopped peanuts in the already healthy mixture. Kids will love this.
- Top your ice-cream, yogurt, and cereal with chopped almonds.
- Chopped almonds can be added into your omelet.
- Nuts can make a good extender for your stuffed turkey
- Add almonds to stir-fry Asian dishes
- Add 1 cup of roasted peanuts for every bowl of popcorn
- Roasted peanuts can be a delicious appetizer.
- Snack on roasted peanuts instead of the usual oily chips.
- Peanut butter with sliced banana and drizzled with honey is a delicious dessert.
Another one of peanuts’ benefit is that it contain high amounts of resveratrol. Studies have shown that resveratrol can inhibit the growth of colorectal tumor cells.