Nutritionist Names the Healthiest Nut for the Body

A handful of nuts a day is enough to get a high degree of benefit. However, they must be properly prepared.

Nutritionist Margarita Koroleva told us which nut is the most beneficial for the body. According to her, it is almonds. It is a leader in the content of fats and minerals, it contains a lot of magnesium and zinc. In addition, this nut has virtually no contraindications.

“It is useful for almost everyone and rarely falls into the intolerance zone. Pecans, macadamia, and walnuts are also good,” Koroleva said.

The recommended dose of nuts per day is about a handful. According to the expert, 20 almonds and three to four walnuts a day is enough to get a high degree of benefit. However, they must be properly prepared.

“It is recommended to soak raw or dried nuts overnight with cold water. In the morning, rinse them with running water, dry them with a napkin, and you’ll have a great snack,” the doctor said.

It is necessary to soak nuts in water to activate enzymes, and then they will be better absorbed by the body.

“When nuts are in the water, they activate enzymes in their composition, thanks to which both the fat and protein parts of the nuts will be very well absorbed. Also, under the influence of water, phytic acid, which retains phosphorus, will be leveled in the nuts, taking zinc, iron, calcium, and magnesium from the nuts,” the nutritionist added.

Earlier, scientists from the College of London also declared the benefits of almonds. According to them, this nut is ideal for the heart. Regular consumption of almonds can improve the function of the inner surface of blood vessels, reduce “bad” cholesterol, and the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

According to the results of the study, it turned out that most nut lovers adhere to a healthy diet. They are thinner and more mobile than those who do not eat nuts.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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