Nuts; Small Concentrated Food Packets
Nuts Have Lost their Attractiveness in the Low Fat Hysteria…
Nuts hold everything necessary for new life (a nut tree or bush), minerals, vitamins, trace-elements, protein, and essential fats. No other food product has got these necessary substances in such high concentration and pressed together as nuts.
Nuts are very nutrient and have been considered very important for many thousands of years. In China they are part of the five holy alimentary-products. In many Asian cuisines they are used daily in the preparation of food.
Nuts hold mainly mono unsaturated fats and lots of vegetable substances that protect the fatty acids of oxidizing.
Nowadays through the ultra low fat hysteria and the media regarding this have nuts become something for tree huggers and muesli fanatics. Low fat hysteria has called for the ban of all what is fat. “No fat is the best” while it is nonsense… Unsaturated fats are the best and the healthiest if they are kept as close as possible to the environment where they come from.
Not for nothing were nuts labeled: student food as they really are good for the brain and the keeping going of the nervous system.
However what’s new is that nuts are gaining again ground and are again considered supper foods containing everything the body needs in one small tasty package.
Nuts without Lobbying
There is no pocket filling patent for nuts, so no commercials are made about them, only produced sugar holding and fatty products are coming on TV or in the radio. That’s why nuts have gone out of popularity, they don’t bring enough…
Nuts however have been investigated only recently and in these small packets are more then we would have expected.
Nuts do NOT make FAT
On the contrary, nuts give a full feeling for much longer through the protein content and the mono unsaturated fats. The protein sends a full feeling message to the brain, so the brain does not tell the body to eat more. The fibers release only slowly the energy so that the influx of energy goes steady and not too fast and in a constant stream. It takes hours before they are digested and keep at the same time the brain fit.
This is in contrast with the vicious circle of: sugar holding snacks or fast carbohydrate rich foods that make the blood sugar level go up fast, for which insulin is needed that takes the sugar too fast out of the blood, with which the blood sugar levels go too much down again for which then again a sweet snack is needed or fast carbohydrates holding foods… a never ending story.
A study with 34000 people has shown that nuts do not make fat on the contrary, those people eating nuts were considerably less fat then the others!
Energy for the Nerves and the Grey Mass
Our brain consists of 60% out of fat. One third of this fat is omega 3 fats, which walnuts hold a lot of. It’s exactly because of this omega 3 fats that the brain is speedy and conductible.
Nuts Reduce Cholesterol and Heart and Blood Diseases
Nuts do not have cholesterol in them. On the contrary NO natural oil or product holds cholesterol. It has also clinically proven that nuts help the bad cholesterol go down; this is thanks to the natural substances especially the group called phytosterines.
Hemp seeds and walnuts hold on the nut kingdom the most omega 3 fatty acids.
Nuts Hold the Best Unsaturated Fatty Acids
Next to these fatty acids do they also hold vitamin E and natural substances which protect against oxidation. This is when nuts are eaten naturally, when in oil form it is possible that many of these substances are lost in the process.
Nuts; a Lot of Unsaturated Fatty Acids
Nuts have in essence a perfectly balanced fat combination of which most are mono unsaturated fats and almost no saturated fats.
Nuts Diminish the Risk for Heart and Blood Diseases with 40 to 60%
In many studies it has come out that the substances found in nuts have a special working against heart and blood diseases:
Vitamin B and E
The protein Arginin
And the combination of the mono and poly unsaturated fats
Some other substances which are contained within nuts have not yet been investigated…
All these substances help with the floatability of the blood, the protection against oxidation, the diminishing of the bad cholesterol.
In a study with around 150000 participants it has come out that nuts reduce the blood and heart diseases with 40 to 60%!
Group Time Risk with daily intake of nuts
80000 Women 14 years Down 41%
30000 Men 6 years Down 52%
35000 Women 8 years Down 67%
Nuts Reduce Heart Attacks – But How Do We Know This?
It is in the time and the amount of people in the groups that have been investigated where the answer lies and how over time the food intake influences the health.
All eating and living habits are drawn up for each individual in exactly the same way with exactly the same questions.
If the scientists then see that one segment has got less heart attacks and they eat on a daily basis nuts even if they smoke, are thick or thin, drink alcohol or not, smoke or not, or whatever, then we can say its because of the nuts.
As in these tests (and different ones came to the same conclusion) over time, it has clearly come out that the nuts kept on coming out as the source of less heart attacks.
Nuts that taste bitter have gone sour; the fatty acids have oxidized and are bad for the body.
Nuts should be kept in cool places (even the fridge) in airtight and dark paneled containers as light, air and heat and warmth help the fatty acids to oxidize. Especially walnuts belong in the fridge for storage.
Nuts – Every Day
Nuts can be eaten at all times of the day and many variant ways are there to enjoy them.
Nuts as snack, in muesli or yoghurt for breakfast, as additions to certain dishes and especially as taste maker in Asian food stuffs, many ways there are to eat nuts.
As pesto, roasted on salads and sharp or spicy dishes, many many applications for nuts in the gastronomy, and they can be used for sauces like peanuts in peanut sauce even they can be drunk; nut-milk and in bakeries as powder form for cookies and cakes.