Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Cashews are nuts which are like kidney shape. Cashews are native to coastal areas of northeastern Brazil. Cashews are good in taste when they are roasted.

Nutritional Values with Cashews:
  • Cashews are rich in iron, zinc, magnesium, selenium, phosphorus, phytochemicals, antioxidants, and protein.
  • Cashews having flavonoids will fight with cancer cells and famish tumors.
  • Cashews are a good source of copper which fights with free radicals.
  • Cashews have oleic acid and palmitoleic acids which aids good cardiovascular health.
  • Cashews are high in good fat content and high in antioxidant which protects the heart.
  • Cashews have magnesium which lowers Blood pressure and aids flexibility in bones and joints.
  • Cashew contains tyrosine which maintains color of hair and skin.
  • Cashews lower the risk of forming gallstones.
  • Cashews have selenium as micronutrient which boost antioxidants.
  • Cashews have Zinc which aids growth development, nucleic acid synthesis and sperm generation.
  • Cashews often treated as Nature Vitamin Pill.
  • Cashews beat the mood of depression and stabilize the thoughts, due presence of tryptophan and Niacin.
  • Cashews are rich in folic acid and vitamin K which is good for pregnant women and prevent tissue damage and aging.
  • Cashews have good amounts of iron which populates blood cells.
  • Cashews contain good fiber content which helps in the digestion process.
  • Buy cashews which bright white color and feel weight in the hand.
  • Cashews have anacardic acid which gives allergic reaction in some individuals.
  • Cashews contain oxalates which combine with calcium to form kidney stones.
  • Try to eat cashews in roasted or steamed form.


Almonds come from the almond fruits which are a native of Mediterranean climate region. The almond crop will begin from the third year of planting. In autumn the almond fruit is matured.

Nutritional values with Almonds:
  • Almonds are rich in vitamin E and B, magnesium, fiber, protein, magnesium, copper, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and iron.
  •  Almonds have flavonoids, magnesium and vitamin-E which protect the heart and reduces heart problems. 
  •  Almonds contain good levels of Folic acid which are useful in producing blood cells and prevent birth defects in newborn children. 
  •  Almonds are rich in phosphorus which helps in building strong bones and teeth.
    Almonds are rich in potassium and low in sodium, which helps in maintaining blood pressure levels. 
  •  Almonds have good fiber and healthy fats to decrease bad cholesterol in the body and prevent constipation. 
  •  Almonds have riboflavin and L-carnitine which boosts brain activity and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. 
  • Almonds significantly raise intellectual level and longevity - Ayurveda. 
  •  Almonds are used in cosmetics in the form of oil and milk. 
  •  Almonds boost energy as it has copper, manganese and Riboflavin.
    Almonds increases immunity power. Due to the flavonoids in them it protects the body against diseases. 
  •  Almonds are low in carbohydrates which are good for diabetic patients and can prevent cardiovascular diseases. 
  • Almonds have copper which improves nerve functioning in the body. 
  •  Almonds are anti-cancer compounds due to the presence of laetrile content.
  • Almonds are allergic for 2% of people in the world. 
  • Don’t feed to children less than 1 year.
  • Almonds are difficult to digest. Soak before you eat. 
  • Don't remove the skin of almonds it contains 20 antioxidants.  
  • Wild almonds which are bitter in taste need to be roasted because it contains glycoside which transform in to cyanide by intake.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


  • Pistachios are rich in antioxidant, carotenes which remove toxins and free radicals in the body and aids better heart health.
  • Pistachios have Vitamin-E which helps in blood clotting and maintain good skin.
    Pistachios are rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids which helps in reducing bad cholesterol in blood.
  • Pistachios have good amounts of B-Complex Vitamins along with fiber, protein, copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. It is a pack of 30 vital vitamins, minerals, and Phytonutrients.
  • A pistachio has Vitamin-B6 which helps in producing hemoglobin and increases oxygen carry in a body, reduces effects on the nervous system and improves overall immunity.
    Pistachios have carotenoids called zeaxanthin and lutein which aids eye health.
  • Pistachios+ Milk is used as a face pack for improving texture of skin.
  • Due to strong calcium content it aids for better bones and teeth.
  • Pistachios will fight against lung cancer and lowers the blood sugar levels in the body.
  • Pistachios promote cell reproduction and tissue growth due to presence of Zinc.
  • Pistachios increase sex power if it was taken 100grams continuously for 3 weeks.
  • February 26 is declared as Pistachios day.
  • Pistachio nuts help the growth of extremely beneficial gut microbes and promote digestive and intestinal health. These gut bugs help to digest food in the stomach.
  • Pistachios have Arginine (nitrate compound) which increases metabolic process in the body.
Pistachios have anacardic acid which may cause some allergy in certain sensitive people.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Walnuts are called as king of Nuts.

Nutritional Values with Walnuts:
  • Walnuts contain B-complex, Vitamin - E , Omega fatty acids, Copper, Zinc, Calcium, Iron and Manganese.
  • Walnuts have essential omega fatty acids (oleic acid, linoleic acid and arachidonic acid) which helps to maintain good cholesterol in body and cardiovascular functions.
  • Walnuts have astringent properties which protects the skin from diseases.
  • Walnuts improve sperm quality due to richness in Omega- 3,Omega-6 fatty acids and minerals.
  • Walnuts are commonly known as brain food because nutrients reach to brain and eliminates waste from the membrane.
  • Walnuts fights with breast cancer and Slow Down Prostate Cancer.
  • Walnuts will reduce Depression, Diabetics, Gallstones, Alzheimer’s disease and Heart diseases.
  • Walnuts have more protein content which can substitute meat.
  • Walnuts are anti- inflammatory helps in reducing asthma, eczema, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Walnuts have the highest amount of anti-oxidants fights against aging, neurological disorder, cancer and boosts immunity.
  • Walnuts contain high levels of B-complex group of vitamins like folate, thiamin, riboflavin which makes idle food for pregnant ladies.
  • Walnuts are mild laxatives fights against constipation.
  • Walnuts are an excellent source of biotin which helps in hair growth.
  • Walnuts have amino acids (L-arginine) helps uniform flow of blood in the body.
  • Walnuts contain a compound called Melatonin which eliminates sleep disorders and aid good sleep.
Precaution with walnuts:
  • Due to high polyunsaturated fat in walnut they will perish quickly store in an air tight container.
  • According to Ayurveda walnut creates indigestion, irritation in throat and pimples in the mouth if it is taken excessively. Limit to 5-7 nuts for a day.