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Eating Nuts For Health And Healing

Nuts are rich in protein, fat, fibers and some minerals and vitamins although most of them are lacking in the essential amino acid lysine. Almonds and peanuts are deficient in methodize in addition to lysine. It is suggested that eating nuts along with pulses, dairy products, grains and green vegetables gives a complete protein diet. They supply vitamins (other than B12 and E) and minerals, especially calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and phosphorus. Although some nuts are rich in cholesterol, and are to be consumed sparingly by persons suffering from problems related to high cholesterol. Generally, Nuts are nutritious and good for health.



List Of Nuts That Use For Health And Healing


There are two types, sweet and bitter. This king of nuts is rich in all elements and low in calories. The high phosphorus content makes them most valuable for the brain and nerves. They should be taken soaked, skinned or ground with milk for the best effect. Almond oil is nourishing for the skin. The right way to consume almonds is to soak them overnight in water. The outer skin should be removed as it may cause irritation. They should be eaten on an empty stomach. Almond oil is used for good eye sight. (A teaspoon of almond oil is mixed with a teaspoon of honey. Add a pinch of liquorices (jethimadha) and add a teaspoon of rose oil and 4 base of white wax. Make it into a paste and apply twice a day over the eyes).

Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are high in protein (l4%) and low in starch. They are high in fat as well(66%). They are good for constipation and diabetes. They are hard to digest and so should be taken sparingly.

Cashews Nuts

In fact they are a legume. They are very rich in cholesterol and not advised for many ailments such as heart patients and obese people.


Chestnuts contain the least amount of fats and are low in oil but are rich in carbohydrates. They should be eaten roasted or boiled.


The coconut is a wonder food, rich in fiber and vitamins A, B, C and potassium, sodium. calcium, magnesium, iron sulphur and phosphorus. It is low in protein. Coconut water is a diuretic. It cleanses the kidneys and gall bladder. The meat is soothing for ulcers and gastritis.


Peanuts / Groundnuts

These contain a high quantity of fats and proteins, vitamin B especially, thiamine and nicotinic acid, vitamin C, calcium and iron. They can be taken dry, roasted or boiled but with the skin.


Walnuts are rich in protein and vitamin B. They are used to cure eczema and skin disease. They are effective for rheumatism and gout if eaten raw. Unripe walnuts are good for getting rid of worms.

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