The best way to get energy and satisfy hunger is to eat a handful of nuts! Nuts are high in protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants—all of the necessary components of a healthy balanced meal.
Researchers found that people who ate nuts every day lived longer, healthier lives than people who didn’t eat nuts. The most obvious benefit was a reduction of 29 percent in deaths from heart disease — the number one cause of death in the United States. But they also saw a significant reduction —11 percent — in the risk of dying from cancer.
And people who ate nuts gained less weight over time than people who didn’t, which shows that eating nuts does not necessarily pack on pounds. However, portion control is key. Eating too much of any food can affect weight loss efforts.
As a good source of protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and several potent antioxidants, nuts are one of nature’s nutrient-rich foods. The study found that it doesn’t matter what type of nuts were eaten–almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews, macadamia nuts, pistachios, etc—they all had life-saving effects.
Other smaller studies have found that people who eat nuts have all sorts of biological benefits: less inflammation, which is linked to heart disease and cancer; less fat packed around the internal organs; better blood sugar levels; lower blood pressure — and even fewer gallstones.
We recommend eating nuts in their raw form, not roasted. Roasting nuts destroys their healthy fats and turns them rancid.