Someone once told me that “When you are hungry, you can eat a nut and you are not afraid of becoming fat.” At that time, I really didn’t understand it. Isn’t it a nut that has a high calorie fat? Later I learned gradually that it was not only me, but many people misunderstood it.
The fat in nuts not only promotes fat consumption and overall health, but also a large amount of monounsaturated or even some saturated fats will help men maintain high testosterone secretion. The vast majority of nuts contain as much monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and the fibers in the nuts can increase satiety to prevent us overeating. But it doesn’t mean you can eat it immoderately. Why we say the nut is good to us? How to eat it is the best?
We need nuts when we do strength training.
Nuts are an excellent source of protein, and they contain soluble fiber that slows the passage of food through the digestive tract and helps the body absorb the essential macronutrients. The mineral potassium in it prevents muscle spasm after training, and iron ensures an adequate supply of oxygen to produce energy.
We need nuts when we lose weight.
The fat content of nuts is indeed high, but nuts are rich in dietary fiber. It can promote gastrointestinal motility, accelerate food through the gastrointestinal tract, reduce the absorption of heat, and feel satiety. So eat nuts, we can have a satiety feeling without eating a lot.
Nuts also contain many active substances such as polyphenols, catechins, epicatechins, etc,. These substances can promote metabolism and have a certain weight loss effect. Fat can be divided into “saturated fatty acids” and “unsaturated fatty acids”. Usually animal oils, such as lard, butter, etc., are mostly saturated fatty acids. After eating, the burden on the human body is large, and it is easy to cause oil deposits on the blood vessel wall. Nuts, such as sesame seeds and other oils, are unsaturated fatty acids, which can prevent excessive accumulation of bad cholesterol.