Why and How to Consume Oilseeds and Nuts and some of the Health Benefits of Nuts
We know that nuts and seeds are full of nutrients, filled with folate, potassium, fiber, good mono- unsaturated fats, and antioxidants
*1. Sesame Seeds:*
Act as Antidiabetic
Contains magnesium and other nutrients.
Sesame oil prevents diabetes and can also improve plasma glucose in hypertensive diabetics
Lowers blood pressure in diabetics. Sesame seeds are full of magnesium which is a key nutrient known to help lowering blood pressure.
Helps lower cholesterol levels Helps for digestion because of high fiber content.
Boosts heart health.
Enourages bone health
and prevents osteoporosis
*A HANDFUL OF SESAME SEEDS CONTAINS MORE CALCIUM THAN A GLASS OF MILK.*
Also high zinc content of sesame boosts bone mineral density .
Good vegetarian source of Omega-3 fatty acids .
Helps against inflammation High in fiber content
Fiber in the diet also helps to stabilize blood sugar and of course promotes proper functioning of intestines.
High in vitamin and mineral content
*3.Chia Seeds And Sabja*
Loaded with antioxidants
High in Fiber
High in quality protein
Helps in weight management
Almonds are packed with dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and phyto-chemicals.
Help in lowering LDL or "Bad Cholesterol" and increasing HDL or "Good Cholesterol"
Excellent source of vitamin E
Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids which reduces inflammation and provides protection from chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and cancer.
Eating walnut or foods high in omega-3 fatty acids help people with diabetes to lower TG (bad cholesterol) and raise HDL (good cholesterol) because diabetics often have high TG and low HDL .
Good source of vitamin B1, B6 and copper, manganese
Contain 13 different vitamins along with 26 essential trace minerals including calcium and iron
Also contain zinc which protects brain function and boron which helps to maintain strong bones
Contains Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) ,which are fatty acids of a medium length
The medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil can increase energy expenditure compared to the same amount of calories from longer chain fats leading to weight loss
*8. Pumpkin/Sunflower Seeds*
Contain Magnesium, which is good for Heart, Zinc for Immune Support
Plant-Based Omega-3 Fats
Heart and Liver Health
Anti-Inflammatory Benefits Health
*Benefits Of Eating Nuts :*
*1.* They reduce heart attack risk
*2.* They lower bad cholesterol
*3.* They protect artery walls from damage
*4.* Nuts help to build strong bones and teeth
*5.* They provide healthy fats and help in weight loss
*6.* Almonds lower the rise in blood sugar and insulin after meals*
*7.* They help provide good brain function
*8.* They nourish the nervous system
*9.* They alkalize the body
*10.* Improve insulin regulation
*Why Soaked Nuts*
Above all *Soaking Of Nuts* help break down phytic acid, which is found in the coatings of nuts, is an *anti-nutrient*, responsible for leeching vital nutrients from your body.
*It is strongly recommended to soak nuts for at least 3 to 4 hours before eating them.*
This will help to get rid of the phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors, which can interfere with the function of your own digestive and metabolic enzymes, in the nuts, to make them more palatable and also to improve the texture.