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Written by Pavitra Sampath | Published : January 27, 2015 6:28 PM IST

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5 Healthiest Nuts

There are a number of times we think that eating nuts will lead to weight gain. But there can be nothing further than the truth. Here are 5 nuts you should include into your diet to stay healthy.

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Walnuts

Walnuts: Packed with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, walnuts have a number of health benefits. Not only do they aid in weight loss, but also help beat stress, keep cancer at bay, strengthen your immunity, give that natural glow to your skin, prevent diabetes, heart disease and help improve eye sight.  Also Read - Understanding Nervous Breakdowns: Exploring Intense Mental Distress

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Almonds

Almonds: Although rich in carbohydrates and total calories, almonds are extremely healthy. They help with weight loss, lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of heart disease, control diabetes, reduce hair fall and stimulate hair growth, keep cancer at bay, rejuvenate the skin and improve brain function.

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Cashew Nuts

Cashew nuts: A common addition to most sweet dishes in India, cashew nuts have a number of health benefits including the ability to lower cholesterol levels, are great for your heart, keep your blood pressure levels in check, controls diabetes, protects your from cancer, give you an instant boost of energy and prevent tooth decay.  Also Read - Enhance Your Brain Power With These 5 Yoga Poses

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Peanuts

Peanuts: A common snack, peanuts are a great source of essential nutrients. They help keep you healthy by protecting your heart, keeping cancer at bay, aiding in hair growth, giving you glowing skin, fighting off depression, being the perfect nutrition source for pregnant women and helping boost your memory too.