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Ditch those fried foods and packaged foods for your snack time munching and pack a handful of nuts and dry fruits for your evenings. These nuts not only pack an energetic punch but can relieve various health problems.
Almonds for high blood pressure: A study published in the journal Free Radical Research revealed that eating an almond (badam) rich diet helps in maintaining your blood pressure. Especially men aged between 30 and 70 should eat almonds regularly without fail.
Pistachios for diabetes: According to a study conducted by Journal of the American Heart Association, pistachios (pista) lower your risk of heart disease in diabetics. So munch a handful of nuts to prevent heart problems and also reap its nutrients like good fats, fibre, potassium and antioxidants.
Walnuts for sexual life: Eating 75 grams walnuts (akhrot) per day boosts your sperm quality, motility and vitality, says a study conducted by UCLA researchers. It has proved to be effective in improving the morphology of sperm in men aged 21 to 35.
Cashew nuts for gallstones: Did you know cashew nuts (kaju) lower your risk of getting gallstones by 25%? The study by Nurses’ Health Study revealed that eating about 28 nuts in a week might help you. Never thought preventing gallstones would be this easy!
Dates for heart disease: You might know that dates (khajur) are a storehouse of iron that helps prevent anaemia. But eating 100 mg of dates provides you around 656 mg of potassium, which in turn lowers your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Raisins for weight loss: If weight loss is your goal, then replace your evening snacks with raisins (kishmish). Because, these dry fruits promote satiety by regulating the hormones that cause hunger and thus, help in cutting down your caloric intake.