Ifsha Qureshi, Nutritionist, Mumbai shares 5 common nuts and seeds that are good for overall health. Stock your kitchen with these healthy, fat-rich (contains good fats only) nuts and seeds to stay healthy and happy.
Walnuts: Known to be good for the heart, walnuts are rich in omega 3 fats, proteins and fibre. These nutrients aid in weight loss, lower stress levels, prevent diabetes and are good for the hair and skin. Eat 2-3 walnuts a day to reap its wellness.
Peanuts: Be it salads, curries or post workout snacks, you can include peanuts in your diet. Loaded with omega-3 fats, monosaturated fats, phytosterols and oleic acid, which are good for the heart and overall health.
Sesame seeds: Sprinkle few sesame seeds on salads or add some seeds in curries to load up your intake of good fats. Sesame seeds are not only rich in essential fatty acids but also packed with nutrients like folic acid, zinc, calcium and niacin to name a few.
Flaxseeds: Add a spoonful of flaxseeds to your parathas or a glass of milk to reap its good fats. The high content of antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids can help you control cholesterol and prevent heart disease.
Pumpkin seeds: It contains fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which help you to keep your heart healthy. And the proteins can aid in managing your hunger and help in weight loss.