Going nuts about nuts!

Don’t we all love munching on nuts? Nuts are not only great as a healthy snack but it also contains a lot of antioxidants, Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins E and B, protein and essential minerals. Nuts have low glycemic indexes (GI) which prevent insulin levels from spiking too high upon consumption.

Nuts are the most healthy when eaten raw as some of the nuts’ natural oils are lost during the roasting process. Although nuts are healthy, eating in excess would cause people to put on weight and may cause pimples as nuts are also high in fats.

Read on to know your nuts!

1.       Hazelnut

  • Rich in protein
  • Rich in unsaturated fats
  • Contain thiamine and vitamin B6
  • rich in folate that prevents megaloblastic anemia and neural tube defects in new borns
  • Contains manganese, magnesium, copper, potassium, iron, zinc, calcium and selenium
  • Gluten free