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High Calories, High Fat, Are Nuts Good for Us? - Ⅱ
- Dec 19, 2019 -

In the last article, we have learned that the right amount of nuts doesn't make us fat. In fact, they can help us lose weight. Beyond that, nuts have many other benefits. According to a large number of studies, people have found that proper consumption of nuts can reduce cholesterol, improve diabetes, and reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease.

High Calories, High Fat, Are Nuts Good for Us - Ⅱ

Nuts are usually rich in antioxidants, fat-soluble vitamins, and dietary fiber that is good for the intestinal environment. An average pack of 28g of mixed nuts mainly contains the following nutrients:


 ● Calories: 173

 ● Protein: 5 g

 ● Total Fat: 16 g

 ● Total Carbohydrate: 6 g

 ● Dietary Fiber: 3g

 ● Vitamin E: 12% of RDI

 ● Magnesium: 16% of RDI

 ● Phosphorus: 13% of RDI

 ● Copper: 23% of RDI

 ● Manganese: 26% of RDI

 ● Selenium: 56% of RDI

RDI: Reference Daily Intake


In addition to those shown in the nutrition facts table, nuts also contain polyphenols. It can neutralize free radicals to resist oxidative stress and damage to the human body, thereby preventing the occurrence of chronic diseases. It has even been pointed out that the antioxidants in walnuts are more resistant to free radicals than fish.

An article published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2010 noted that those who ate 56g pistachios a day had a 33% reduction in triglyceride levels compared to those who did not.

So, in summary, nuts not only don't affect weight loss, but also bring many other benefits.


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