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Exactly How Many Nuts is it Healthy to Eat Per Day?

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Quantity of Nuts Per Day

Nuts, considered by many to be a superfood, have a truly impressive nutritional profile. They are rich in protein and fat (including omega 3-fatty acids) and their composition includes manganese, copper, magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamin E, as well as many other beneficial substances, which are invaluable for health.

Whether you enjoy munching on walnuts, cashews, pistachios, pine nuts, or even acorns, it's important to be careful with how much you eat. In this case, don't listen to what Winnie the Pooh's has said The more, the better!

According to Natalia Denisova, who is a candidate of medical sciences and currently works at the Moscow Federal Research Center for Nutrition and Biotechnology, nuts are indeed very healthy, but you should consume no more than 50 grams per day.

She claims that 100 grams of nuts is equivalent to an intake of 600 kilocalories and can lead to unpleasant reactions in the gastrointestinal tract, which is why the best benchmark for daily nut consumption is 30 to 50 grams. Consumption of more than 60 grams of nuts could easily not only lead to weight gain, but also provoke stomach and intestinal problems.

The Russian woman believes that to get the health benefits from eating nuts, it is enough to eat 3 whole walnuts and no more than 12 hazelnuts or almonds.

Exactly How Many Nuts is it Healthy to Eat Per Day?

In fact, if we think more deeply, we will immediately draw an analogy with the famous Peter Deunov's wheat diet for physical and spiritual elevation. We will leave aside for now the details of its implementation, but even in it, the consumption of a maximum of 9 walnuts per day is allowed.

Again according to Peter Deunov the best day of the week for nut consumption is Saturday or as he says:Violet Saturday, the day of Saturn, is the time for nuts - walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts...

Regardless of which day of the week you decide to eat nuts, after we specified that you should be careful with their quantity, the fact that they reduce cardiovascular diseases and are particularly healthy for people of over 50-60 years of age. The biggest leader among all nuts in terms of omega-3 fatty acid content is the walnut.

In conclusion, we will add that if you limit the amount of nuts consumed, they are indeed recognized as a superfood by experts in healthy nutrition. But only when it comes to raw nuts, consumed without any spices added to them. Those that are baked, fried, smoked or glazed already belong to another category of food, which is not so healthy at all!

For more ideas with nuts, check out our recipes for Walnut Cake and Nut Bars.