Dr. Olga Decker, a Russian nutritionist, revealed five types of nuts that are most beneficial for the body and recommends adding them to the diet.
And the expert points out, first of all, almonds should be eaten because they contain a high content of vitamin B and E, in addition to calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and manganese.
“Almonds contain many antioxidants. These substances prevent the development of cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease as well,” she says.
She adds, pistachios are low in calories and have a fair amount of antioxidants. It is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber.
“Pistachios also contain antioxidants, which prevent the development of cancer and chronic diseases. Lutein and zeaxanthin play a special role in improving visual acuity,” she says.
And the expert notes that nuts contain the highest percentage of omega-3 fatty acids. She says: Walnuts have been used since ancient times to treat and prevent atherosclerosis and cancers.
As for cashews, it is useful in lowering the level of blood pressure. Above all, it contains vitamins B, K, E, phosphorous, iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc.
Pecan nuts are no less beneficial, especially for those who suffer from heart disease and diabetes in their first and second forms. Because pecans are rich in various mineral elements and vitamins, especially vitamins A, B, and E, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, and zinc, it is recommended for anti-cholesterol diets.