We often eat nuts, but how much do we know about these fruits? Research shows that some pop­u­lar and obscure nuts have some tru­ly amaz­ing prop­er­ties. Learn about them today to be healthy tomor­row and always!

1. Almonds: Strengthens bones, nails and teeth

Almonds are real tree nuts. It is one of the best sources of “beau­ty vit­a­min” E and man­ganese, pro­vid­ing 48% and 27% of the dai­ly val­ue, respec­tive­ly.

Com­pared to oth­er nuts, it has the high­est cal­ci­um con­tent. And cal­ci­um is need­ed to main­tain the strength of bones, nails and teeth, as well as the nor­mal func­tion­ing of mus­cles and nerves. That is why these nuts should be eat­en more often.

By the way!

If for some rea­son a per­son does not drink milk, you can replace it with almonds. This nut milk is rich in cal­ci­um and vit­a­min E.

2. Black Walnuts: Maintain a Healthy Weight

2. Black Walnuts: Maintain a Healthy Weight

Most peo­ple are only famil­iar with Eng­lish wal­nuts. They grow in house­hold plots and are wide­ly used in the food indus­try. But there are also black wal­nuts. They have less fat and car­bo­hy­drates, but almost 50% more pro­tein. Plus, it’s low­er in calo­ries. There­fore, they are ide­al for snack­ing for those who are on a diet or try­ing to main­tain a healthy weight.

3. Pistachios: Support visual acuity

These com­mon nuts can bring many ben­e­fits to a wom­an’s body. Due to the high con­tent of vit­a­min B6, they are famous for their abil­i­ty to reduce the symp­toms of menopause. Nuts are also rich in the antiox­i­dants lutein and zeax­an­thin, which play an impor­tant role in main­tain­ing visu­al acu­ity and pre­vent­ing eye dis­eases.

4. Brazil nuts: improve sperm quality

Just one serv­ing of Brazil nuts (5–6 pieces) con­tains about 544 micro­grams of sele­ni­um, which is sev­er­al times the dai­ly require­ment. Sele­ni­um plays an impor­tant role in male repro­duc­tive health. It main­tains a good libido and helps the body of the stronger sex to pro­duce qual­i­ty sperm. And sele­ni­um defi­cien­cy can even lead to infer­til­i­ty.


Sele­ni­um is a min­er­al that works as an antiox­i­dant. It strength­ens the immune sys­tem and helps in wound heal­ing. There­fore, it is worth pay­ing atten­tion to ath­letes, and to every­one who is engaged in hard phys­i­cal labor.

5. Chestnuts: Help Fight Viruses

5. Chestnuts: Help Fight Viruses

Chest­nuts are also one of the vari­eties of nuts. Com­pared to oth­er fruits, they have the low­est fat and calo­rie con­tent. Raw, they are an excel­lent source of vit­a­min C. As you know, this vit­a­min has gen­er­al strength­en­ing prop­er­ties and helps the body fight bac­te­ria and virus­es.

6. Acorn: improves the health of offspring

Oak nut, or oak nut, as it is also called, has heal­ing prop­er­ties. How­ev­er, many peo­ple now under­es­ti­mate him. And once acorns were the main food all over the world. His­tor­i­cal evi­dence shows that peo­ple were eat­ing acorns as ear­ly as 6000 BC.

Acorns are a mod­er­ate source of man­ganese. One serv­ing of nuts will pro­vide 17% of its dai­ly val­ue. At the same time, it is known that moth­ers with man­ganese defi­cien­cy in their bod­ies gave birth to chil­dren with low body weight. And low con­cen­tra­tions of man­ganese in the blood of chil­dren lead to a dete­ri­o­ra­tion in thought process­es.

7. Hazelnut: Promotes healthy conception

Hazel­nut is a store­house of vit­a­min E, man­ganese and cop­per, and there­fore is indi­cat­ed to every­one who is faced with dis­eases of the heart and blood ves­sels. In addi­tion, it increas­es the chances of women to con­ceive, as it effec­tive­ly increas­es the lev­el of vit­a­min E in the body, the defi­cien­cy of which leads to infer­til­i­ty.

Con­tained in hazel­nuts is also use­ful for the expec­tant moth­er and baby folic acid. In one serv­ing of hazel­nuts (30 g) — 22 mcg of the sub­stance.

Did you know?

The sec­ond name of this use­ful nut is hazel. In the Euro­pean part of Rus­sia, about 30 of its species are grown.

8. Macadamia nuts: strengthen the heart

8. Macadamia nuts: strengthen the heart

In the rank­ing of nuts, this vari­ety is one of the most fat­ty and high-calo­rie. One serv­ing of macadamia nuts (30 g) will bring 215 kcal. But there is good news too! All the fats present in nuts are healthy, that is, mega-use­ful.

Monoun­sat­u­rat­ed and polyun­sat­u­rat­ed acids sup­port heart health, help low­er high lev­els of “bad” cho­les­terol in the blood, and main­tain a healthy weight.

9. Pili nuts: will replace vitamin complexes

On the ter­ri­to­ry of Rus­sia, lit­tle is known about these nuts, but in West­ern coun­tries they already enjoy well-deserved pop­u­lar­i­ty. They are rec­om­mend­ed to ath­letes and every­one who adheres to a keto diet.

The taste of these nuts is pleas­ant, oily. Almost 90% of their weight is fats, the remain­ing 10% are vit­a­mins E and B, mag­ne­sium, phos­pho­rus, cal­ci­um, iron, cop­per and oth­er valu­able min­er­als. These nuts will be an excel­lent help at the time of beriberi, but they should be con­sumed in mod­er­a­tion.

10. Pecans: fight fatigue

These are the per­fect nuts for any­one who does­n’t feel well in the morn­ing and can’t get rid of the feel­ing of tired­ness. Pecan con­tains a rare vit­a­min B3, which restores strength and fills the body with ener­gy. And this nut is very ben­e­fi­cial for men’s health, as it con­tains the sub­stance beta-sitos­terol. There are stud­ies prov­ing that it can pre­vent prostate dis­eases.

On a note!

The Pecan tree can reach 40 meters in height and bear fruit for 300 years.

11. Cola Nut: Energizing

If you can’t imag­ine your life with­out ener­gy drinks, then this kind of nuts is for you. It con­tains nat­ur­al caf­feine and theo­bromine — the same ones that are present in a cup of cof­fee. Wal­nut has a stim­u­lat­ing effect and helps to stay awake when need­ed.

But when using them, you need to be care­ful: one Cola nut con­tains twice as much caf­feine as in a cup of strong cof­fee.

12. Cashews: Improve Cognitive Function

These nuts are a must for any­one on a veg­e­tar­i­an diet as they are high in pro­tein, iron and zinc. They are also rich in mag­ne­sium, a min­er­al that is very impor­tant for the health of the ner­vous sys­tem, it improves cog­ni­tive func­tion and slows the pro­gres­sion of age-relat­ed mem­o­ry loss.

13. Peanuts: prevents hair loss

13. Peanuts: prevents hair loss

Although botan­i­cal­ly, peanuts are legumes, that does­n’t stop many peo­ple from refer­ring to them as nuts. That’s why we includ­ed it in this list. The fats present in peanuts are ben­e­fi­cial for health and main­tain­ing a fig­ure. One study found that peo­ple who eat peanuts at least twice a week are less like­ly to put on extra pounds. And oth­er stud­ies show that peanuts have a high­er pro­tein con­tent than many oth­er nuts.

In addi­tion, peanuts are rich in biotin, a defi­cien­cy of which can lead to hair loss and increased brit­tle nails.

Include nuts in your menu more often and try dif­fer­ent options. By stick­ing to vari­ety, you will get the most ben­e­fit.

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