You are munching on some peanuts while on a slimming diet. Did you know that it contains a very high content of fat? Whoa!!! What’s good about these nuts, even they contain fats, they are very healthy.
There are different kinds of fats. For the sake of this article, I will just mention about unsaturated fats and saturated one. Nuts contain a healthy polyunsaturated and monosaturated fat. This is very different from saturated and trans fat that you can find on red meat, dairy products, cooking oil and junk food. Although you have to be careful in eating tons of this because it will definitely contribute to your fat intake and your weight gain.
The fats in nuts also contain omega-3 fatty acids. Apart from this, it contains several vitamins like tocopherol, minerals such as magnesium, zinc and copper, folic acid, fibers and antioxidants which are beneficial to a healthy diet that promotes healthy weight loss. Some clinical studies have shown that eating a small amount of peanuts helped the respondents to lose weight.
Also, nuts is a great source of plan protein. Studies have shown that nuts are beneficial in lowering the risk of heart disease and other related conditions such as hypertension. Nuts can help lower your low-density lipoprotein (LDL – the bad cholesterol) by alleviating your high-density lipoprotein (HDL – the good cholesterol).
I know I most like eating. Most patries and dessert come with nuts. It give a very good texture on the food.