Eat Nuts Everyday
They'll help you lose weight
Coconut flesh is highly nutritious and rich in fibre, it is a great source of vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals, is rich in iron and known to boost HDL, the good cholestorel and reduce LDL the bad cholestorel, promoting heart health.
Brazil nuts are high in selenium, which is a powerful antioxidant plus Brazil nuts contain zinc which is great for your metabolism, helping you shift some of that unwanted weight gained by too much secret comfort eating.
We lose collagen as we age, the family of protein that make the primary structural component of connective tissues and fibres in skin and cartilage basically that keeps our skin looking youthful. Collagen is also broken down by stress and smoking, the reason lines and wrinkles appear associated with a hard life.
Brazil nuts are full of vitamin A known for it's skin renewal properties and collagen boosting potential. It makes sense to introduce a few of these amazing nuts each day into your daily diet because they also contain vitamin E which is great for keeping your skin looking tighter and plumper, naturally.
Nuts are calorific, how much energy they provide in protein and fat. Brazil nuts provide you with about 14g of protein per 100g the key to feeling fuller longer and why nuts aid weight loss. Of all nuts peanuts contain the most protein at 26g per 100g and why peanut butter with carrots, celery or apple for crunch is a favourite snack amongst Hollywood celebrities.
All nuts contain "good for you" fat so don't be put off by thinking you cannot eat them because they are high in calories and are fattening. Like everything in life, use your common sense, i.e. if you eat ten bags a day you will be the size of an elephant! A handful of nuts a day is all you need. Make sure the nuts you choose are unsalted, not the kind you find on the cocktail bar to accompany your Gin and tonic. These will just make you thirsting for more alcohol which defies the objective.
It is better to eat unsalted nuts as a snack, instead of crisps or milk chocolate, so even if you think you don't like nuts, begin to change your routine. It may take a few days to do but you will never go back when you begin to see the amazing results.
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