The Amazing Benefits of Eating Dry Nuts

14th December 2018
Pick the option you like the most! These are just some of the dry nuts you can add to your diet: almonds, cashew nuts, hazelnuts, peanuts, pistachios, and pine nuts.

Dry nuts are those that have no juice. They’re nuts with very hard shells that contain a water percentage of less than fifty.

The energy content of dry nuts is very high. They’re characterized by containing high levels of protein and fat, and in many cases also B vitamins. Besides, they’re some of the few foods that contain phosphorous.

Benefits of dry nuts

Dry nuts may help to prevent some cancers because they contain vitamins B and E, copper, iron, phosphorus, potassium, and selenium.

-Their high fiber content helps to prevent constipation and the onset of intestinal diseases.

They provide a high amount of calories; about 500 calories per 2.2 pounds.

A plate of nuts and dried fruits

-These foods contain folic acid and an amino acid (lysine) that helps to prevent vascular problems.

They strengthen your bones, promote growth and prevent osteoporosis due to their high calcium content. This makes them the ideal substitutes for dairy products and perfect for people who are lactose intolerant.

-The contribution of oleic acid and linoleic acid that they provide can help to improve blood circulation, heart health and normalize cholesterol levels.

They’re ideal for women who are suffering from menopause symptoms. This is because they’re a source of phytoestrogens and they reduce the effects of menopause and help to prevent the characteristic hot flushes.

For people who have anemia, the iron content of these foods will be very beneficial.

-They’re recommended to increase fertility in men because they promote the movement of sperm as they contain high levels of zinc and selenium.

-By eating hazelnuts you can reduce the risk of suffering from arteriosclerosis because of the trace elements they contain.

-Because of their omega-3 content, they’re good for people who suffer from arthritis.

-If you eat dry nuts for twenty days or more, you can possibly reduce your levels of bad cholesterol.

Man with high cholesterol at the doctor

They help the nervous system due to their sedative effects; excellent for those who suffer from ulcers.

What to consider when using dry nuts

-You should store all dry nuts in suitable containers, in dry and well-ventilated areas.

-If you eat almonds and walnuts, check that they’re fully ripe. If you don’t, there’s a risk that they may contain some toxic substance.

-It’s very common to have an allergy to nuts; make sure you don’t have any secondary reactions when eating them.

Dry nuts aren’t recommended for people with problems such as high blood pressure or obesity, those who are on a diet or have an allergy to any types of nuts.

-If you eat roasted dry nuts, they may lose their components. So, it’s preferable to eat them raw, previously soaked in water for ten minutes.

A few more recommendations

It’s not recommended to eat them salted since salt encourages you to drink excessively, which can overload your kidneys.

On the other hand, nuts can have serious consequences for people who suffer from hypertension. They favor the hardening of the fats which begin to accumulate in your body tissues and retain water. This can cause cellulite.

It’s recommended to eat dry nuts every other day. Six cooked chestnuts, or a handful of hazelnuts.

We suggest that they become a part of your breakfast, snacks and main dishes, as well as salads, accompanied by fresh cheese, legumes, and cereals.

A bunch of nuts and dried fruits

Their consumption is suitable for high-performance athletes and small children in constant activity, as well as for those who perform intense intellectual work. This is because they contain organic phosphate, and phosphorus is a specially important element in brain metabolism.

As we’ve seen in this article dry nuts have multiple benefits, but you should also consider when and how to eat them.