Experts have always deemed nuts and dry fruits as the healthiest snacking options. According to the book Healing Foods by DK Publishing, some of the highest antioxidant levels of all plant foods are found in nuts. Antioxidants are vital for helping to fight inflammation and cell and tissue damage caused by free radicals. Nuts are also rich in fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals and research shows they help to lower cholesterol, improve blood vessel function and benefit muscles and joints too. Some of the nuts are high in fats, which is why they are advised to eat in limited quantity and at a designated time so that it does not affect your health.
According to Nutritionist Mehar Rajput from FITPASS, “Nuts contain numerous types of macro nutrients like iron, vitamins, minerals, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, unsaturated fatty acids and many other micro nutrients such as copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium and zinc. In short these are known as power generators for our body. They play an important role in achieving different health benefits but one should consume them at different intervals during a day to extract the maximum number of aids from them.”
If you want to receive the maximum number of benefits from nuts, then it’s advised to consume them in the morning. Consuming nuts along with breakfast can help you ward off fatigue and smoothly regulate blood pressure in your body. They play a major role in removing the bad cholesterol from blood and improve the functioning of your heart.
Consuming nuts along with breakfast can help you ward off fatigue
Nutritionist Mehar suggests the best time to have these nuts-
Morning – Almonds can provide positive effects on your health.
Evening – Pistachios, Cashew and Pine Nuts. They can help boost your immunity and stamina after a strenuous amount of work you’ve been through all day.
Night – Walnuts, Prunes, and Dates. They are high in soluble fiber and can significantly help you with problems related to digestion and constipation.
What Should You Avoid?
Avoid consuming rich and highly delicious nuts like cashew nuts during night, they might disturb your sleep and cause heaviness in the stomach or indigestion. Also, avoid oil roasted and chocolate coated nuts.
Avoid consuming rich nuts like cashew nuts during night, they might disturb your sleep
How Many Nuts Should You Consume during the day?
One should include one fist full of nuts once daily in their diet. It should be approximately around 20-25 nuts per day, which you can divide according to different timings and intervals.
So, it is not just the type of nuts that you should be careful of; it is the timings that will help you get the desired results.