In the cold season, it is recommended to include nuts in your diet , however, it is important to know which nuts need heat treatment before consumption, says nutritionist Svetlana Fus.
“Some nuts, such as almonds, must be heat-treated before consumption. Almonds contain amygdalin cyanoglycoside (3-5%). The products of its decay give the nut a specific almond smell and bitterness, and hydrocyanic acid is released. This is one of the strongest poisons. Therefore, the consumption of raw bitter almonds is dangerous for health,” says Svetlana Fus on her Instagram page.
When almonds are heat-treated, the amygdalin remains unchanged, but does not pose a health hazard, notes the nutritionist.
Unpeeled raw cashew nuts are also not used. Toxic substances are contained between the shell and the shell of the nut. Therefore, they are first extracted from the shell and shell and subjected to heat treatment, during which the toxins are destroyed. meals – in salads, porridges, combine them with fruits.
"With this variant of use, you will be able to control the amount of nuts. It's better not to eat them in front of the TV and computer, they are very high in calories”, – Fus warned. ⠀
You can eat one portion of raw nuts every day, which is about 10-20 grams. For example, 10 – 15 almonds, or 3 – 4 pcs. walnut, or 20 pistachios, or hazelnuts – 5-7 pcs.
One more plus of walnuts – the fact that they can be stored for a long time without losing their useful properties and taste. This product can be taken with you on a long trip and used in those situations when there is no opportunity and time for a full meal.
The disadvantages of nuts
First of all, it is high in calories and "indulgent" taste So it is tempting to eat more of them.
They should be limited because consumption in large quantities can cause pain in the gallbladder. In addition, some people have an allergic reaction to nuts. In this case, they should not be consumed even in small quantities.
Children under three years old should not be given nuts. They are not assimilated. Children are often allergic to peanuts and walnuts. It is necessary to introduce nuts into the diet very carefully.
Prepared by: Nina Petrovych