Nuts and Seeds and Diabetes

Nuts

I personally love nuts and they are good for all kinds of things. For me, they are best to use when you have cravings for sweet stuff. They have low carbs, high fat, full of vitamins and minerals and works perfect as snacks. I use nuts instead of fruits if I have cravings for sweets and it works great!
All nuts are pretty much the same  in nutritional facts wether they are raw, oil or dry roasted, with or without salt. The difference in my opinion is that raw is more healthy since they are more natural but when it comes to carbs, fat and protein they are much the same.
All of them are great but the ones with highest amount of carbs is Cashew, Pistachio and Almond but don’t worry, this is great snacks and waaaaay better than any other unhealthy snacks but just for you to know if you feel you want the ones with lowest amount of carbs, take anyone except Cashew, Pistachio and Almond.
Here’s a list of nuts that you can try out if you’re new to what kind of nuts there is:
  • Walnut
  • Hazelnut
  • Brazil nut
  • Macadamia nut
  • Pecan nut
  • Peanut
  • Almond
  • Pistachio
  • Cashew nut

Seeds

Seeds are also great in many many ways with crazy amounts of vitamins and minerals and are beneficial in different ways. Flaxseed for example, is very helpful to the colon and get the system going. Liquid Flaxseed is perfect for constipation. Seeds are also rich in protein, fat and dietary fiber.
The only seed with quite high amount of carbs is Alfalfa seeds but again, let’s not get too crazy about carbs but I want you to know so you have as much knowledge as possible. Around 33% of the nutritions in Alfalfa is carbs, then 25% fat and 42% protein so still, great resource of protein and let’s not forget that this little tiny but powerful seed contains:

Alfalfa seeds contains:

  • Vitamin A, C, K
  • Niacin
  • Calcium
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Zink
  • Copper
and more!
And if you’re unsure of what seeds are out there, here are some for ya’!
  • Sesame
  • Sunflower
  • Alfalfa
  • Flax
  • Pumpkin
  • Hemp (awesome! can be used in homemade healthy low carb breads)
  • Chia (stir with little water for 10min and you get a super healthy gel!)

 

 

 

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