New research has shown that people who regularly snack on nuts, live longer than those who don’t, even when all other factors are taken into account.
Nutrition experts and doctors tend to
shun the word ‘superfood’ , they prefer to talk about healthy balanced
diets. But nuts are about as close as you get.
are packed with cancer-fighting antioxidants and are loaded with
essential minerals such as copper, zinc, iron, magnesium and manganese, which
are all needed for organs to function effectively.
are an exceptionally good source of vitamins E and B, and ooze omega 3
are fatty, they mostly contain ‘good’ fats which can
reduce the risk of strokes and heart disease. And because they are high
in fibre, they tend to fill you up more than nibbling on a box of
Each nut has its own advantages. Some nuts are higher in vitamins, others higher in omega 3.
So which nut is top in the health stakes?
Best for: Fibre, calcium, riboflavin (B2) the B vitamin that’s good for the skin and vitamin E.
Worse for: Digestion, but soaking them in water or milk will helps.
2. BRAZIL NUTS
Best for: Selenium (a mineral vital to fighting disease and healing wounds) and magnesium