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Going nuts over nuts

Are you crazy about nuts or are you nuts over nuts. Nuts are loved and widely used by so many cultures in so many ways, there are chocolate covered nuts, nut cake, ice cream covered nuts, nuts in salad and so many other recipes that include nut

It’s no wonder why we go nuts over nuts, nuts taste great and have so many benefits. Christmas time is wonderful because we  get to  spend time with families,  friends, watch classic Christmas movies, parties, exchange gifts and all of that good stuff, now I know that you are wondering where am I going with all of this, we are suppose to be talking about nuts, Ok let me get to the point.

I said all of that to make this one simple statement, and that is where would Christmas be without NUTS ? as a child growing up one of the fun things about Christmas was all the assorted nuts that grace our table, man I always had a ball eating them. With that said we will be looking at some other cool facts about nuts.

Fun facts about nuts

Ok, let’s have some fun as we go nuts over nuts.

1.It is said that almonds have a long storage life and can be refrigerated for up to 2 years.

2.It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.

3.It is believed that Americans spends about $800 million a year on peanut butter.

4.40% of the almonds that is produced worldwide goes into chocolate products.

5.Nuts are said to be dried fruit.

6.Coconut is used in artwork.

7.Coconut is used in foods, drinks, hair products, medications, furniture, lumber as a pot to hold orchids on trees, fuel, body moisturizer etc..

8.Coconut is said to be the largest nut in the world.

9.There is said to be 1,300 species of coconut.

10.Coconuts were named by sixteen- century Portuguese sailors.

The list can go on with fun facts about nuts and coconuts, but we will stop here and look at the vitamin content of nuts.

Vitamin content of nuts

Trying to mention the different varieties nuts name by name, give their fun facts, vitamin content and health facts are far beyond the scope of this article, so what we will do is just look at some general information that covers the nut family.

Nuts are not only great for their taste, but nuts are very beneficial because of its vitamin content. Here are the vitamin contents of nuts. Vitamin A, many Vitamin B group, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc, Copper, Potassium, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Calcium, Minerals and also dietary fiber.

Health Benefits

1.Almonds help to build healthy bones.

2.Studies have shown that eating enough nuts can help with weight loss.

3.Eating nuts help to promote heart health.

4.A diet that contains nuts is believed to protect from Alzheimer.

5.Nuts help to lower blood pressure.

6. Nuts promote a healthy brain.

7. Studies have shown that eating nuts can lower cholesterol.

8.A diet in nuts may help stop plaques from developing in the arteries.

9.Brazil nuts have been known to help promote thyroid function.

10.Nuts are packed with antioxidants.

Final word

There are so many varieties of nuts that are so beneficial to our bodies, so let’s make them a part of our diet. Nuts are just great.

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30 comments

  1. HappyB says:

    I never knew there was so much useful in such tiny nuts. Thanks for the information. It would seem that there is a lot of nutrition in them. We should obviously include them in as many meals as possible. Perhaps that is why so many vegetarians include nuts in their daily diet.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello HappyB it is so good to meet you, I am glad that I could help. Nuts are beneficial so lets be sure and make them a part of our diet, all the best to you and have a good day

  2. Chris Towers says:

    I have to say I do like to have nuts, especially after a hard day at work at my local bar with a cold beer 🙂

    I did not know about all the vitamin content they contain though I must admit, but I wanted to ask you something!

    I had a friend sometime ago that actually had an allergy to nuts. They made him very sick. What is it about nuts that can affect us this way?

    Thanks

    Chris

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Chris it is so good to meet you and thanks for responding, the process by which some people are allergic to nuts is sort of long, so I will shorten it by saying that with some person that are allergic to nuts their body sees nuts as a foreign object . What happes next is that the body goes into a defense mode to get rid of these nust that are undigested.

      So the whole process of the allergic reaction simply means that, that’s bodies way of saying I don’t need nor do I agree with you so I will do what ever it takes to reject you. Hope this helps, all the best too you and have a good day.

  3. Derek Marshall says:

    Hi there Norman,

    What a great article. I never knew nutty facts about nuts! Nuts are essential, in my opinion, to any balanced diet, but not the salted variety!

    The are very healthy due to their vitamin content. They can indeed help men to increase testosterone, thanks to the nutrients within them. And thus help older or middle aged men to regain their sex drive and help with erectile dysfunction.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Derek it is good to see you again and thanks for your awesome comments, nuts are great and we should include them in our diet to give our bodies the nutrients that they need. Thanks again and have a good day.

  4. mike says:

    Very informative. Nice layout. I like the green background on your right column. My wife loves to grow herbs. We also use herbs on a limited basis for medicinal purposes. I love to garden also. Do you have any information on growing mushrooms? I will use this site in the future. Thank you for creating.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Mike it is so good to see you, I am glad that I could help, But I want you to stay tune because I will be creating a post on mushrooms and other veggies. Thanks again all the best to you and have a good day.

  5. Liz says:

    Such a cool article! I love nuts and we eat them a lot. I had no idea that there were so many peanuts in peanut butter and that Americans spent so much on peanut butter every year! Are there any health benefits to eating nuts vs nut butters? I’ll have to see if you have a page on coconuts too. I’m not used to seeing regular nuts and coconuts talked about at the same time. Both so good for you!

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Liz it is so good to meet you, nut butter is simply made by grinding nuts until it takes on the form of peanut butter.Nut butter is said to help with weightloose and also has vitamins, hope this helps, have a good day.

  6. Karen says:

    Hello, Norman…
    This is a great article and a fun read. I love how you included nut facts. Very enjoyable.
    As I have a food website, I should add some healthy recipes that include nuts. You’ve just given me a great idea, thanks. Would it be proper for me to include a link to your article?
    I browsed over your post titles on gardening which I’m going to read next.
    Great job.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Karen it is so good to meet you and I am glad that I could help. Thanks a million for those kind words. No problem your can include a link to my article. All the best of success with you and your website, thanks again my dare lady and have a good day.

  7. ~ t says:

    I had no idea how beneficial nuts are! Wow! I knew they helped our health yet I had no idea they helped us in so my ways. My friends have talked about thyroid issues so I think I’ll find some Brazil nuts and be proactive about promoting my thyroid function. It also looks like a regular diet of nuts helps our arteries, too. So many wonderful benefits from nuts. Are there certain types of nuts that help with weight loss? I’ll be all about those types of nuts, too, as I lose weight! Do cashews have any benefits? Do pine nuts have any health benefits? I LOVE pine nuts! Clearly I need to introduce more nuts into my daily diet! ~ t

    1. Norman says:

      Hello it is so good to meet you and thanks for sharing, too loose weight eat, walnuts, pistachios, brazil nuts and almonds. Cashew nuts contains vitamins, dietary fibers and minerals. Pine nuts hepls in promoting good vision,hepls to reduce heart disease, has antioxidants that is good for the body. Hope this helps, all the best too you and have a good day.

  8. Rafa says:

    Nuts are very healthy is a common fact, unfortunately which are cheap are not as healthy as those most expesive. Could you recommend the best option for not much money? This is always my main concern when I want to buy some nuts. I can say that there is a trend for coconut lately do you agree?

    1. Norman says:

      Hello it is so good to meet you, when it comes to health the reality is that in most case you will sometimes have to dig a little deeper, what you can do is compare prices. One supermarket may have walnuts at a higher price than aonther food store, so it is a matter of comparing prices or

      buying whole sale, you may spend a bit more but you would have enough to last you for a very look time this way you can save by not having to keep buying single nuts bag by bag. Your can check out wholesale nuts.com.

      Yes and I agree, the coconut has been getting attention because of its many benefits. If you know someone with a coconut tree then you maybe able to get your nuts for free. Thanks again, wishing you the best o success.

  9. Daniel says:

    A very informative and educational post. Nuts certainly come with lots of health benefits and are very versatile. As your post states they are not just used for eating. I know nuts can be a great source of protein, but I also thought they had a high fat content, so I avoided eating too many. Is this the case?

    1. Norman says:

      Hello, it is nice to meet you, nuts are great and beneficial and can do a whole lot of good for our bodies, but we ought to even keep this in moderation to make sure we keep a proper balance it is just like everthing in life moderation is the key.

  10. Pitin says:

    Hi there,

    This post is very educational! Indeed, we learn something new every day.

    I have a question about nuts that can aid weight loss. Correct me if I am wrong but almonds are packed with calories, right? I remember counting the number of almonds I take every day since when you follow the South Beach diet, I know you cannot exceed to 14 pieces in a day, LOL.

    Is there a specific nut that really helps lose weight?

    Regards,
    Pitin

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Pitin my dare friend it is so good to see you again, here are some nuts that you can include in your diet that will help with weight lose. Walnuts, Brazil nuts, Cashewn and Peanuts. Please let me know how it goes, all the best to you.

  11. Simon says:

    Dear Norman,
    I am a fitness addict and I can only agree with what you are writing about nuts and it´s health benefits. Many people consider nuts as a snack, but they have much more potential than we think. They protect our heart and brain, they regulate our blood pressure and if consumed at the correct quantities they help us losing weight.
    Thank you very much for your informative post.
    Simon

    1. Norman says:

      Good morning Simon it is so good to meet you and you are right, many persons eat nuts but don’nt know how beneficial they are too our bodies. Nust are great and is packed with alot of good stuff. Thanks for sharing, all the best to you and have a good day.

  12. Egon Sarv says:

    Hi Norman!

    Thank you for very interesting article on nuts. Especially I enjoyed the section with fun facts about nuts. And, obviously, the list of health benefits is fantastic (for example, I did not know before that nuts help lower your body weight).

    I like nuts too but they are a bit expensive to buy and eat every day. However, when my family and I lived in Indonesia, we ate coconut a lot. We liked to drink young coconut water and after that eat that soft pulp… Mmmm… yammy… Miss it.

    Then, when we moved to Sulawesi,island, we discovered that one of their main export article was… cashiew. Lots of cashiew trees over there. Because of that the price was cheap and nuts everywhere. Very delicious.

    Just my two cents, sir. Your article was interesting and caused some precious memories popping up too 🙂

    God bless you!

    Egon

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Egon it is so good to meet you, thanks for those kind words and I am glad that I could help, nuts are beneficial and does our bodies a whole lot of good. Thanks also for sharing that amazing story, it is good to see that you have good memories of your pass. All the best too you and have a good day.

  13. Daniella says:

    Hi Norman,

    Great article! I love nuts, and I was always wondering if nuts have some benefits on weight loss and what is the quantity we can eat per day? To be honest with you, I never knew that nuts contain so many vitamins until I read your article. I am happily surprised to know all these useful info about nuts. Today, I certain I can eat them without being afraid of the quality of this oilseed!
    Thank you for this informative post!

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Daniella my good friend so good to hear from you and I am glad that I could help. Nuts are very beneficial to us, including them in our diet will do our bodies much good, Thanks again for commenting, all the best to you and have a good day.

  14. Keith says:

    Thank you for this article. I have alway known that nuts were high in protein, but I did not realize they had so many other vitamins. Their positive effects on the heart, brain, and even the thyroid system are in impressive. I will be incorporating more nuts into my diet because of what I read. I thank you once again and cant wait for more.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello keith it is so good to meet you and I am glad that I could help. Nuts are beneficial and are packed with good stuff that can do our bodies a whole lot of good so let us include more of them in our diet. Thanks again for sharing, all the best to you and have a good day.

  15. Matt's Mom says:

    I have to admit it, I don’t like nuts. I don’t like them in food, on salads, and pretty much in general. But, I do like peanuts every now and then, but they have to be seasoned with something to take away the totally nut taste. I do like cashews and pistachios as well. That is pretty much it. They do appear to have a lot of health benefits, so I guess I should start eating more of the ones I do like 🙂

    1. Norman says:

      Hello my good friend nice to see you, nuts are really great and is beneficial for the body, It is good to know that we have many choices to choose from so go ahead and make them apart of your diet. Thanks again for sharing my dare lady and as always it is a pleasure to see you. Have a wonderful evening.

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