Nuts have been incorporated into the diet of any person who makes physical or intellectual effort which requires a high performance and an intensive activity.
Nuts such as almonds, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, and pistachios can help you to reduce the risk of suffering chronic diseases such as heart diseases, diabetes and some types of cancer. Moreover, apart from their great flavour, they do not have cholesterol and are full of nutrients like proteins, fibre, and photochemicals. They are also a great source of vitamins such as folic acid, niacin and vitamins E and B6 and minerals such as magnesium, copper, zinc, selenium, phosphorus and potassium.
Most fats in nuts are unsaturated or “good” fats (for instance, monounsaturated or polyunsaturated). The key to introduce these nuts into our diet without adding extra fats or calories is controlling the portions. Consuming just a handful or an ounce of dried nuts per day nutritional benefits are provided.