I guess so many people are still afraid to eat nuts. Most of the reason – It will cause acne and breakage on the skin and it is high in fat. To those who are trying to lose some weight, in progress of bod/ muscle building, eat healthy and clean, this is what you should snack!
First of all, nuts are not the reason why skin breakage or acne or pimples or oily face. This is how acne occurs:
Acne occurs when several things happen inside the pore. First, the sebaceous glands produce too much oil. Then, as the pore’s lining naturally renews itself, it sheds dead cells.
Several factors can lead to acne, including:
- Some medicines
- Some make-up and cosmetic products
- Friction from clothing and sporting equipment
- Environmental factors such as pollution and humidity
Factors that DO NOT lead to acne include:
- Dirt on the skin
- Normal, day-to-day stress
Other factors can be because your digestive system does not effectively digest nuts which have been fried (too oily) or maybe you are having an allergic from nuts. If you choose nuts that have been added too much oil, salt, and sugar, that are one of the reasons why you’re having a breakage. Try to buy the natural or roasted nuts. Your body will love it! 😉
It is true that nuts are high in fats – which is unsaturated fat. It is part of the healthy fat that your body needs to fight fat. Yes. You read it right. Nuts are Fat-Fighting Food! Most of the people are still believe that food contains fats will causing obesity or fat storage. It is actually Carbohydrates that store fats inside of your body/ under your skin. Don’t avoid healthy fats in your daily nutrition, hence eat it in moderation. It is very helpful for weight loss. Other than that, it is also disease fighting properties. According to the research, people who consume nuts and healthy fats are less risk in getting heart disease, respiratory problems, Type 2 Diabetes and cancer thus extend life expectancy!
Nuts are traditional protein sources. It helps to reduce saturated fat and calorie in the overall diet. Besides that, protein is satiating. Again, it is healthy mono-saturated fat and one of the best plant source of protein. It metabolized slowly by the body because of high in fiber. Researchers said that snackers feel more satisfied when snacking nuts compared to other healthy snacks. That is why it is good and very recommended as food for weight maintenance.
Did you know that Peanut is a brain food? I love Peanuts!!!! It is good for brain health because it contained vitamin E which prevent cognitive decline that happens with age and Vitamin B folate which improve neutral health. Is it crunchy right? Don’t you love that crunchiness? It is that suggest a mechanical aspect of chewing generates a satiety signal.
Whenever you are under stress, try to eat nuts. It is said that it is good for stress reduction since it rich in alpha-linolenic acids that contained in walnuts. How about Almond? – it bolsters your immune system when stress because of high of vitamin E, Vitamin B, and Magnesium. (okay, can you count how many nutrients that you can get from nuts? Phew~ It is many! More to come! Read more!!)
Psst! This is for men! Gentlemen, nuts are very good for your reproductive system and that means it is good for your sperms! Eat walnuts more because its effects on sperm quality – your sperms will be more healthy and stronger to swim to their goal! Pistachio is good in reducing erectile dysfunction. For those who still young, it is time to eat pistachio regularly! 😛 Thus, it helps in preventing prostate cancer because of high mineral selenium. Gentlemen, are you still afraid to eat nuts? Grab your car key now and go buy it! oh, by the way, wait! Finish reading this article first! Haha!
Still afraid to eat because of – High in Cholesterol? If you have high LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) / The Bad Cholesterol a.k.a The Devil, afraid not! Hey, nuts reduced the ratio of LDL to HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein)/ The Good Cholesterol a.k.a Dear Angel. Triglyceride concentration declined by more than 10% compared to those who do not consume it.
For me, my favorite nuts are peanuts and cashew nuts! Fun and good in taste to eat! Peanuts are much cheaper to buy compared to other. Also, peanuts can be turned into Peanut Butter. Spread it on the whole wheat bread and put some slices of banana. Nyummy!!
There are many types of nuts can be found out there and it can differ in different countries. But mostly, recommended nuts are peanuts, cashew nuts, almonds, walnuts, and pistachio. For me, it is easy and cheap to buy peanuts here in Malaysia compared to walnuts and pistachios.
Remember, try to buy nuts that not been ‘contaminated’ with added oil, salt or sugar. Most of the nuts product sell in the shops have been fried and hydrogenated thus, the nutrients are less and bad for the body. Choose your nuts smartly. Check those labels before you buy it. Understand your food more.
An ounce of nuts a day keeps the doctor away.
I encourage you to put nuts in your nutrition and throw away your bad impression on nuts. Instead, enjoy it in moderation and feel the difference!
Spread the love and wink wink! 😉 😉