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Better Sex Life, Weight Loss, or a Good Night Sleep: Handful of Nuts Daily Can Do Magic

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It’s that time of year where you’ll begin to see nuts stocking the store shelves. There are so many different types to choose from, and they even have their own beneficial factors. It’s best to eat a variety of nuts so you can maximize their unique benefits, and portioning them out will also go a long way. Here are the types you should go “nuts” for this fall.

Why Nuts Are Good for Our Health in General

The tremendous trio of healthy fats, fiber and protein are the nutrients that help fight against hunger and heart disease. They also help you live longer, and at times make you smarter. Not only that, but some nuts also contain inflammation-fighting omega-3s, antioxidants, and other beneficial vitamins and minerals.

1. Walnuts

The most two common major types of walnuts are grown for their seeds - the Persian or English, and the Black Walnut. The English walnut originated in Iran (Persia), and the Black walnut originated from eastern North America.

Health Benefits of Walnuts:

  • They are very rich in antioxidants that can fight cholesterol and decrease inflammation.
  • A 2019 study also shows that people who regularly ate walnuts were 26% less depressed than those who didn’t.

2. Pecans

Not only do they make a perfect addition to a nut cheesecake, but these tree nuts have a lot of benefits. Native to northern Mexico and southern United States in the region of the Mississippi River, the pecan is a species of hickory.

Health Benefits of Pecans:

  • They’re the lowest in carbs when it comes to tree nuts.
  • They have an abundance of phenolic compounds which make them a great snack after an intense workout.
  • They also may help lower cholesterol and treat an enlarged prostate.

3. Almonds

Although mysterious, almonds are thought to have originated in the Mediterranean area of Europe, because explorers ate almonds while traveling on the Silk Road between the Mediterranean area and central and eastern Asia.

Health Benefits of Almonds:

  • They contain the most calcium of any tree nut.
  • They are rich in vitamin E (a strong antioxidant).
  • They contain zinc which has been associated with fertility.

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4. Pistachios

The pistachios grow on trees native to the regions of Central Asia, including present-day Iran and Afghanistan. This popular nuts are not only tasty in popular dishes, such as ice cream and desserts. They also contain several essential nutrients.

Health Benefits of Pistachios:

  • They are the lowest calories in nuts, but also the highest in fiber, keeping you lean.
  • They’re also full of antioxidants that can potentially protect your eyes, skin, and heart.
  • They are some of the most weight-loss-friendly nuts, and foods in general

5. Cashews

This tree nut is native to the tropical regions of Brazil, but is typically produced for commerce coming from Africa and India. It produces a long and fleshy stalk called a cashew apple, which looks like a small pear.

Health Benefits of Cashews:

  • Getting your dose of cashews improves blood pressure in people with metabolic syndrome.
  • They’re low in sugar and are rich in fiber, heart-healthy fats, and plant protein.
  • They’re also a good source of copper, magnesium and manganese, which are important for energy production.
  • They can also improve brain and bone health and your overall immunity.

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