Nuts: They are also known as “superfood” because they contain fatty acids Omega 3, whose properties are known to improve cholesterol levels, do not allow weight gain, protect the heart, reduce the degradation of the bones, among others. You can consume raw nuts in pasta or cakes, braised in salads or rice, etc.
Almonds: If you eat 23 almonds, you will get the vitamin E your body needs. Furthermore, almonds protect against free radicals and absorb fat. You can eat them in salads or sweet recipes. It comes sprinkled, or processed, such as milk, as a filling for salads, like butter and more.
Pistache: It serves to satisfy the ravenous hunger that can attack us before dinner. It contains beneficial nutrients as it serves to reduce the risk of suffering from macular degeneration due to age, the leading cause of blindness in the elderly. You can also consume them on salad or alone, raw, roasted or braised.
Hazelnut: contains folic acid, which prevents heart disease and degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. In turn, it serves to dilute the blood and relax blood vessels, to staisfy hunger and can be consumed in noodles sauces, chopped, raw, etc.
Peanut: Despite belonging to the sector of vegetables, many know it as a nut. It is rich folate, which helps to develop brain cells and protects it from cognitive impairment. It is recommended for pregnant women and for vegetarians, as it contains folic acid, vitamin E and healthy fats. Peanut provide fiber, is low in saturated fat and lots of unsaturated vegetable protein, proteins and bioactive substances such as flavonoids. They also provide minerals, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, among others.
Dried fruits that you should not consume:
Pinions: cause stomach and gastrointestinal discomforts, but offer a lot of protein (31 grams of protein per 100 grams of pine nuts).
Chestnuts: its calorie content is very low (around 200 calories per 100 grams), are very rich in sugars and low in protein and healthy fats.
Sunflower seeds: are not good because they are sold with much added salt and this is not healthy. When they are raw and unsalted, they do not have much flavor.
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