The Beneficial Nuts
Walnut, almond and other nuts lower the cholesterol level in the blood. Walnuts that are rich in polyunsaturated fat acids help the vessels stay healthy.
According to information of The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States Department of Health, intake of 40 grams of nuts per day – including peanuts, pecan, almond, hazelnut, pignolia nut, pistachio nuts and walnuts – diminishes the risk of developing cardiac diseases to a significant extent. Just make sure that the nuts you are about to eat are not salted or sugar-covered.
All nuts are calorie-rich, and a handful will do nicely. To avoid taking many calories – that will result in putting on weight – replace foods with a high fat content with nuts. For example, a handful of walnuts or almond nuts will do perfectly in a salad instead of cheese and meat.