In life, it’s often the little things that matter most. This principle should be applied liberally when it comes to reforming your eating habits. When people decide to improve their health, many begin by making drastic changes to their diet. Unfortunately, this often becomes an overwhelming change that leads to the opposite outcome; they give up altogether. The lesson is to avoid dramatic dietary changes that are unrealistic or unsustainable.
The better option by far is to incorporate small sustainable changes that add value to your diet but don’t become overwhelming or demoralizing.
One of the easiest dietary changes you can make is eating more nuts. Too many people are missing out on the perks of a a nut-rich diet because they don’t understand the health and nutrition gains they offer. The following post describes one of the most significant health benefits of nuts:
Eating a Handful of Nuts May Prevent Major Diseases
Nuts, full of good fats and fiber, are health food for the heart. A number of studies show that they can lower risk of heart disease.
But do nuts also help people avoid other diseases, like cancer and diabetes? An international group of researchers, publishing in the journal BMC Medicine, analyzed 29 studies about nuts and health outcomes to find out. In their review, which included data on more than 800,000 people, they found dramatic body-wide benefits for eating nuts. Read more at Time.com…
As the above article explains, nuts have the potential to shield you from many serious diseases. In addition to possibly enjoying a longer life by eating nuts, your quality of life could be higher as well.
Now that you’re more aware of the benefits of nuts, your next question is likely this: “There are so many varieties of nuts out there, which ones should I go for?” We’re glad you asked. The following post details more benefits of nuts and recommends which to start with based on their nutritional value:
Many studies have investigated the health benefits of increased nut intake. One meta-analysis of 33 studies found that diets high in nuts do not significantly affect weight gain or weight loss.
But despite having little effect on weight, many studies have shown that people who eat nuts live longer than those who don’t. This may be due to their ability to help prevent a number of chronic diseases.
For example, nuts may reduce risk factors for metabolic syndrome, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Read more at Authority Nutrition…
The demands of current-day life are heavy. The pressures from your career, relationships and social obligations may leave you feeling bombarded and even depressed. Guess what? Nuts can come in handy in reversing the effects of depression. Instead of going for prescription drugs, the following post describes what you can do:
How To Treat Depression Naturally – A Basic Guide to Cashew Nutrition
Tryptophan is a vital amino acid that our body needs, and cashews are a great source of it. This amino acid helps children develop and grow, regulates mood, balances our behavior, improves sleep and can significantly lower the level of stress, anxiety and depression.
Just two handfuls of cashews contain somewhere between 1.000 and 2.000 mg of tryptophan. This amount of tryptophan has been proven to be as successful as prescription antidepressants at altering mood. The best thing about treating depression with cashews is you will avoid the side effects that are often caused by antidepressants. Read more at Go Fit Stay Fit…
While there are clearly many impressive benefits of a nut-rich diet, it’s imperative to remember that some people are extremely allergic to them. Be sure that nuts are safe for you before adding them to your daily nutrition routine.
If you are looking to improve your diet, get healthier and lose weight, Dr. Ann Miller offers individualized nutrition planning to address your unique circumstances. Plus, she offers a powerful weight-loss program called ChiroThin that is expressly marketed to chiropractors for their patients. If you would like to schedule a nutrition and weight loss consultation with Dr. Miller, get in touch with her by phone at 585-396-0527, or through the contact form on her website.