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Nuts and diet - can I combine?

We know that nuts - a natural product, from which we get the body needs nutrients and energy.But is the nuts are useful, and most importantly, how much?What do the experts say?

Nuts and diet, calorie nuts
1. Nuts help lose weight
That's true, but only partially.Nuts are high in calories (700 calories per 100 grams), so a large portion of the most harmful for losing weight as add extra calories.The advantage of the use of nuts for those on a diet, you can call what they saturate quickly and permanently.For daily use is sufficient 10-20 nuts.

2. Nuts pretty heavily absorbed by the body.
That's right, because they contain large amounts of fat.Because of this, the nuts (again, in large quantities) is not recommended to use if you have an enzyme deficiency, some other gastrointestinal disease.

3. Nuts are rich in protein and are a good substitute for meat.
The nuts contain about 15% protein.And given their daily norm of calorie protein is practically impossible to receive only due to the ingestion of nuts.Besides meat, we

obtain not only the protein and essential amino acids, such as lysine - is required for immunity.

4. Nuts contain a range of vitamins and minerals.
This is true.This product has many nutrients.This applies mainly to the high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega).They are composed of about 75% nut.In many fresh nuts, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, manganese.They also are vitamins C, E, thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (PP), folic acid (B9).

  • Brazilian nut body gets a lot of selenium, which is an antioxidant.
  • walnuts in a lot of vitamin C and omega-3.Also walnuts contain substances that stimulate the brain.
  • in almonds - a large amount of vitamin E, magnesium and potassium.

5. If you fry the nuts, they will be easier to digest.
Yes, it's true.In the heat treatment deactivates enzymes inhibitors.
But there are also negative aspects:

  • high temperature destroys the essential fatty acids in nuts,
  • as everyone knows, when heated fat can form carcinogens.

6. Nuts can cause allergies.
Basically this statement applies to peanuts, which is actually not a nut, but refers to legumes.Eating peanuts indeed often causes an allergic reaction, and experts say that the reason is not in the peanuts, and microorganisms that live on it.

See also - Diet: dried fruits and nuts

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