The health benefits of three popular types of nuts

Nuts have always been known as one of the important elements in a well rounded diet, as nuts possess various nutritional qualities and provide you with the protein you need for better health. Three of the most popular nuts rank high on the list of those people prefer to consume, not only because they are tasty, but because they also possess some beneficial health qualities that go a long way in helping you have a better body, well being and appearance.

Peanuts are one of the most common nuts (technically, a legume. Bear with us) that are readily available, and people enjoy raw peanuts, roasted peanuts, peanut butter and even boiled peanuts. The reason why peanuts are so good for you is that they contain high levels of protein, good fats and have a good amount of fiber as well. Peanuts can be helpful in regulating your digestive system, providing you with cancer fighting antioxidants and provide you with Vitamin E which has healing properties.

Almonds are another popular nut due to their smooth and flavorful taste. Eaten raw, cooked, roasted, toasted and even ground into a paste; almonds are rich in magnesium, potassium, Vitamin E and also have antioxidant properties. Almonds can be beneficial when you are most concerned with colon and heart issues. Almonds can be helpful in naturally cleansing the colon and regulating digestion. For those with cardiac concerns, almonds can be helpful in naturally lowering artery clogging cholesterol.

Pecans, found in pies, cookies, trail mix and even in cereals, are beneficial due to the fact that they contain in excess of nineteen different minerals and vitamins. This is almost the equivalent of a multivitamin when you think about how pecans contain Vitamin B, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, copper, zinc, potassium and many other healthy vitamins. Pecans, like almonds, are also great at helping to naturally lower cholesterol in the body.

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