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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Benefits of Dry fruits and Nuts

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Benefits of Dry fruits and Nuts

Dry fruits and nuts are enormously useful for maintaining generally health and are advantageous in warding off convinced diseases. They are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids which make them ultimate for weight loss and help burn up fatty acids. Dry fruits are not just delicacies but tremendously rich sources of proteins and minerals. This is specifically why every diet course of therapy recommends having at least a handful of dry fruits in your daily starves yourself. We know that dry fruits are nuts and dried out fruits and that they have a hodgepodge of health benefits but most of us are oblivious of exactly what qualities these have. Here are the specific benefits of dry fruits/nuts:
Almond (Badaam)
·         Body organs - Almonds lend a hand in the creation of new blood cells, hemoglobin and help in proper functioning of vital organs of the body.

·         Cancer and Tumor – According to World Cancer Research Fund have revealed that almonds have several substances which could be useful in the prevention of cancer. Almonds are also originated to be strong suppressors of lung and prostate tumor growth in the studies at Pennsylvania State University.
·         Breast cancer - Flavonoids found in almonds also hold back breast cancer cell growth when these cells have been exposed to cancer-causing agents.
Raisins (Kishmish)
·         Constipation - When ingested, raisins puff up as the fiber present in them absorbs water. It helps giving relief for constipation.

·         Weight Gain - Raisins are very good for gaining weight and give a lot of energy, as they are full of fructose and glucose
·         Acidosis - Acidosis is a state of increased acidity of the blood also known as toxicity of the blood, the source being our stomach acid. Raisins are good source of potassium and magnesium which neutralize the acids.
·         Anemia - Raisins contain considerable amount of iron which directly helps treating anemia.
·         Libido - Raisins are known to stimulate libido and induce arousal.
·         Bone Health – Raisins have calcium and is one of the best sources of Boron, which is necessary for proper bone formation and absorption of calcium and very beneficial for bones and joints.
·         Eye Care - Raisins contain a very good amount of vitamin A. And have anti oxidant properties that are very good for eye health, as they protect eyes from macular degeneration, age related weakening of vision.
·         Dental Care - It is rich in calcium that is very good for promoting dental health. Raisins play an important role in protecting your teeth against tooth decay, cavities, brittleness of teeth, etc.
Cashew Nut (Kaaju)
·         Protein - Cashew nuts provide protein and fiber to our body.
·         Heart – Cashews contain healthy monounsaturated fat that promotes good cardiovascular health and have no cholesterol.
·         Cancer - Cashews are rich in antioxidants that help in the elimination of free radicals which are one of the causes of cancer.
·         Bones and teeth – Cashews are a good source of magnesium and it works with calcium to support healthy muscles and bones in the body.
·         Energy food – I must say, it is an energizing food.  A cashew has high copper content and is vital in energy production, greater flexibility in blood vessels, bones and joints.
·         Weight management – The high energy density and high amount of dietary fiber in Cashews both are attributes to a beneficial effect on weight management.
·         Menopause - Cashews contain magnesium, which helps the body cope with stress, helping promote normal sleep patterns in menopausal women.
Pistachios (Pista)
·         Eye Health - Pistachios contain a wide variety of nutrients called carotenoids that are beneficial to eye health.
·         Stable Blood Sugar - The University of Toronto performed a study that showed that pistachios may stabilize blood sugar levels and can be a good snack item for diabetics.
·         Digestion - Pistachios contain fiber, which helps people feel fuller for longer periods of time. Fiber helps keep the digestive system operating normally and prevents constipation.
·         Heart - The nut contains good fats that can help lower cholesterol and reduce risk of heart disease. Very beneficial for diabetic patient.
·         Protein - Pistachio nuts are an excellent source of vegetable protein. Pistachios eaten with grains, vegetables, and fruits, can help you add complete protein to your diet
·         Fiber - Pistachios contain higher amounts of fiber that helps keep the digestive system operating normally and prevents constipation.
Walnuts (Akhrot)
·         Omega 3 - Walnuts are the only nuts that have omega-3 fatty acids in high amounts. These nutrients provide anti-inflammatory benefits in asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, eczema and psoriasis.
·         Brain food - Walnuts are also called the 'brain food' because they provide plenty of omega-3. Nearly 60% of our brain structure is fats which are primarily omega-3 fatty acids.
·         Sleep – Melatonin present in walnuts is a powerful antioxidant that induces a good night's sleep.
·         Heart - Omega-3 fatty acids prevents unpredictable heart rhythms and regulates plaque formation in blood vessels, and the essential amino acid.
·         Protein - Walnuts are an excellent source of a proteins, fiber, B vitamins and minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and manganese.
·         Laxative - These nuts are helpful in easing constipation due to their laxative effects.
·         Cancer - Its anticancer properties also help in fighting the dreaded disease.
·         Alzheimer’s disease – Research indicates that walnuts may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease by arresting the formation of the amyloid plaques that are found in the brains of patients who suffer from this disease.
·         Black walnuts - Black walnuts prevent heartburn, high blood pressure and various skin disorders. It gets rid of intestinal parasites and tapeworms and helps in ensuring proper functioning of the thyroid gland.
Dates (Khajoor)
·         Constipation – To get the laxative effect from dates, you need to soak dates for one full night in water and consume these soaked dates in the morning like syrup.
·         Intestinal disorders - Continuous intake of dates helps to maintain a check on the growth of the pathological organisms and thus, helps in the rise of friendly bacteria in the intestines.
·         Weight Gain – Dates consist of sugar, fats, proteins as well as many essential vitamins. One date has 20 calories (equals to one spoon of sugar but healthier). 1kg of dates = 3000 calories.
·         Sexual Weakness - Dates are beneficial for increasing sexual stamina. A handful of dates, when soaked in fresh goat's milk for the night and then grinded in the same milk with cardamom powder and honey, becomes a very useful tonic for increasing sex stamina.
·         Diarrhea - Ripe dates contain potassium that is beneficial for controlling diarrhea.
·         Intoxication - Dates are known as an excellent remedy for alcoholic intoxication.

Now, eat these dry fruits/nuts raw for their full benefits, other than in your meals and sweets.



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