Nuts are packed with nutrients and vitamins, especially those that have not undergone heat treatment, salting or sugaring.
Nuts contain fats that are essential for growth, healthy skin and hair. We have also experienced a sharp rise in orders from people with specific conditions such as Specific Carbohydrate Diet, Low Carbohydrate Diet, Gut and the Psychology Syndrome (GAPS), Crohn's disease, Ulcerative colitis, Celiac disease, Chronic diarrhoea, Spastic colon, Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
The fat in most varieties of nuts is mainly un-saturated. This type of fat is called mono-saturated and is known as a ‘good fat’. Mono-saturated fat does not raise blood pressure or cholesterol levels: these are linked with saturated fat. Nuts have been much talked about and there is a lot of scientific data available. Some scientists believe that certain nuts may protect us against diseases such as cancer. However, research into this theory is ongoing.
Below, in simple terms, are the main properties of nuts (N.B this is not comprehensive as there are too many to list)
Most nuts are high in fibre and cholesterol free.
* High in fat and should be substituted for other high fat foods in a calorie controlled diet.