Nuts and Seeds: the wellness allies
Really, nuts and seeds are the wellness allies? The answer is YES!
Below is a detailed list of nuts and seeds with their nutritional qualities:
Contain calcium in greater quantities than any other nuts. They are also a good source of protein, vitamin E, essential fatty acids, minerals and dietary fibre.
Walnuts are a good source of monounsaturated fats, they are beneficial in the help to control the levels of triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood. They also contain phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron and vitamins and arginine, which is very useful for prevention of atherosclerosis.
Pumpkin seeds are great as a snack and help to beat those moments of hunger. They contain tryptophan, an amino acid that performs a function similar to that of serotonin: stimulate good mood.
Flax seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are useful to protect the heart and arteries it helps to maintain a stable cholesterol. These seeds also contain minerals (especially phosphorus, copper and magnesium), mucilage (combinations of substances of organic nature, very important to promote bowel regularity, and with anti-inflammatory action), vitamins B1, B2 and F (to help fight against infections and aging).
Hemp seeds are an excellent source of vegetable protein: 6 g to 30 g of product. Contain fibre, omega-3 and omega-6, vitamins of group B, E, C, D, and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron and manganese. Hemp seeds also contain all 8 essential amino acids (those that our body is not able to synthesize): Leucine, isoleucine, phenylalanine, lysine, methionine, threonine, tryptophan and valine.
Sunflower seeds are a real promotion of well-being: representing an important source of iron, a precious mineral that promotes the production of haemoglobin and red blood cells in the blood, and helps with and stimulates the functions of the liver, spleen, intestines and also bone marrow. They also contain vitamin E (antioxidant and anti-aging), folic acid (important for women’s health, especially during pregnancy, it helps prevent foetal malformations), zinc (necessary for the proper functioning of many hormones, including insulin), magnesium, selenium (which helps to boost the immune system and protects from ultraviolet rays) and omega-3.