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Want To Know The Best Nut To Eat?

Discussion in 'Indian Diet & Nutrition' started by sankara1, May 25, 2021.

  1. sankara1

    sankara1 Silver IL'ite

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    FOOD OF THE WEEK – WALNUTS


    ✅ Tell me …. Do you love walnuts!? Or are you more of an almond lover?


    Did you know walnuts are the ONLY nuts to contain significant amounts of the healthy omega 3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)?


    Walnuts can help you fight heart disease by helping to lower your LDL “bad” cholesterol, reducing inflammation, and improving the function of your blood vessels.


    Walnuts also contain compounds that fight cancer and are good for your brain!


    Plus … they contain a wide range of vitamins and minerals that your body needs.


    ‍ Add them to oatmeal and salads, stir them into yogurt, or eat them as-is (or with a piece of fruit) for a healthy snack!


    REFERENCE:

    www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods/walnuts
     

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  2. anika987

    anika987 IL Hall of Fame

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    How about pecans?
     
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    sankara1 Silver IL'ite

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    Great question! Pecans have a high sugar content and are great for desserts like pecan pie..when you bake pecans they give off their sugary smell making them ideal in small amounts, for a small snack!
     
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    Hopikrishnan Platinum IL'ite

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    Pecans do not have high sugar content.
    One ounce (28 grams) of pecans contains the following nutrients (1Trusted Source):
    • Calories: 196
    • Protein: 2.5 grams
    • Fat: 20.5 grams [ The high calories come from here!]
    • Carbs: 4 grams
    • Fiber: 2.7 grams
    • Copper: 38% of the Daily Value (DV)
    • Thiamine (vitamin B1): 16% of the DV
    • Zinc: 12% of the DV
    • Magnesium: 8% of the DV
    • Phosphorus: 6% of the DV
    • Iron: 4% of the DV
    The Glycaemic Index of Nuts - Healthy Snacking
    the following is from: Are Pecans Good for You?
    Stabilizes blood sugar
    Some research suggests that pecans may promote better blood sugar control, which may be partially due to their fiber content.

    Although nuts contain mainly insoluble fiber that doesn’t dissolve in water, they also contain some soluble fiber. Soluble fiber dissolves in water, forming a gel-like material that moves through your body undigested and slows the absorption of sugar into the blood (10Trusted Source).

    One small study in 26 adults with overweight or obesity found that eating a pecan-rich diet for 4 weeks improved the body’s ability to use insulin effectively. Insulin is the hormone that transports sugar from your bloodstream into your cells (11Trusted Source).

    What’s more, this diet improved the function of beta cells in the pancreas, which are responsible for insulin production (11Trusted Source).

    Similarly, a review of 12 studies showed that adding tree nuts to your diet could help lower levels of hemoglobin A1C, a measure of long-term blood sugar control (12Trusted Source).​
     
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