Going nuts for healthy snack options
Peter Lewis, Registered Naturopath Practitioner
YOU may be interested to know that nuts are a useful source of nutrients.
Nuts come to us as a noteworthy source of vitamins, minerals, monounsaturated fat, carbohydrate and protein in addition to dietary fibre. Placed in the general term nuts are peanuts (pictured), which are actually legumes, while Brazil nuts and cashew are seeds.
Generally speaking, roots of nut trees are nutrient hungry, because you're on the food chain all manner of essential nutrients as well as trace elements can be digested. It is mentioned here most nuts are alkaline; peanuts tend to be on the acid side.
Because of this peanuts, like meat, should be consumed in small quantity to protect the body from becoming too acidic. When your body becomes too acidic, it potentially becomes a breeding ground for chronic disease.
Here is a simple recipe to enjoy healthy nuts as a treat. All cookware and stoves are different, there are no hard and fast rules, therefore modify ingredient ratio accordingly.
Ingredient quantity: Three cups wholemeal flour, two cups diced dried fruit, one cup diced nuts, two tablespoons natural butter, one tablespoon coconut sugar, just enough whole milk to stiffen into dough plus one teaspoon baking powder.
Approach: First mix flour with butter and baking powder. Add dried fruit and nuts with cautious quantity of milk, mixing everything thoroughly to reasonable dough stiffness. Place into a baking loaf tray and cook on a conservative heat. After cooking is complete, cool on bench.
Wisdom in traditional naturopathy promotes healthy living with healthy nuts being an important component in renewed vitality. Health is not a serious endeavour; rather it is the capacity to enjoy life without burning out. Clued-up naturopathy links general conditions with nuts in promoting better functioning of your body with flow-on mental benefits. Moderate nut consumption is the key to wellbeing.
Interestingly, chestnuts and Bunya nuts are understood as useful functional foods in aiding a sportsperson in sustainable energy, but if you go beyond sensible limits you will burnout.
Almonds and hazelnuts provide helpful roughage in keeping intestines clean.
Furthermore, healthy fats are present in mature crops, meaning, if almonds you eat have crunch, it is likely to be grown in an artificial way.
These nuts have considerable oil hence they should have moderate softness when you eat them.