Nuts and nut butters are one of the most powerful superfoods this planet offers. With as many as 53 known nuts around the world, these little gems are a total must have (for those of us fortunate enough to NOT have allergies to nuts). Nuts are packed with muscle building protein, awesome fats and essential vitamins/minerals. Raw tree nuts, particularly almonds, cashews and walnuts boost such health benefits that they should be included within the daily diet. Almonds, cashews and walnuts can be placed in a high speed blender and without any other added ingredients, can be made into nut butters that are loaded full of greatness.
ALMONDS are a great source of calcium which is essential for strong bones. Almonds contain the right kind of essential fats that a handful a day is actually purported to decrease belly fat. Studies have shown that an ounce of almonds has as much polyphenols as a cup of green tea. Polyphenols are micronutrients that have been shown to play a role in the prevention of degenerative diseases. Almonds have also been shown to lower bad LDL cholesterol.
CASHEWS contain copper, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin K. Cashews are also one of the best sources of tryptophan. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid which is a building block of serotonin (feeling good) and melatonin (sleep). Insufficient amounts of tryptophan, serotonin and melatonin contribute to stress, anxiety and depression. These essential nutrients must be ingested as the human body does not naturally produce them. Therefore cashews have been shown to actually help ease the symptoms of depression. Some have labeled them as nature’s Prozac. Cashews have another added bonus in that they can be soaked in water and blended, creating a cheese like substitute for those dairy intolerant people.
WALNUTS are one of the best sources of the powerful brain food omega 3 fatty acids. Just one quarter (¼ cup) cup can provide 100% of the daily recommended dosage of inflammation and disease fighting omega 3 fats. These essential fatty acids are, just that, essential for proper functioning of the neurological system.
Simply by incorporating the above tree nuts and or nut butters into a daily diet can provide the body with a multitude of beneficial building blocks for optimal health.
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