Five nuts to improve your physical quality in winter

(Xinhuanet) -- TCM believes that nuts are warm and hot in nature. The cold weather makes it suitable for people to eat nuts in winter without getting internal heat. Most nuts can nourish and strengthen kidneys, brain, and heart. In addition, eating nuts in winter helps keep warm and improve physical quality.


Walnuts are high in protein, fat, minerals, and vitamins. The rich vitamin B and E help prevent cell aging, enhance memory, and slow down aging. Besides, walnuts can reduce the intestinal absorption of cholesterol, beautify skin and hair.

Walnuts are beneficial for all people. Better eat 20 grams daily. Overconsumption of walnuts will affect digestion. Do not peel off the brown skin of the walnut kernel, or it will cause nutrition loss.


Different from other nuts, chestnuts contain more carbohydrates, but less protein and fat. They also have carotene, riboflavin, ascorbic acid, and other vitamins. The polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, and the minerals in chestnuts help prevent and treat hypertension, coronary heart disease, and osteoporosis.

Everyone can eat chestnuts. However, they are high in sugar and starch, the overweight and obese should eat less. Better to eat 30 grams daily.


Hazelnut is a kind of oleaginous fruit (mostly unsaturated fatty acids) that is rich in protein, carbohydrates, vitamin E, minerals, and sugar fiber, making it beneficial to reduce cholesterol and prevent colon cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer and other diseases. In addition, hazelnut is a good source of minerals needed by the human body. Hazelnuts can also promote bone growth while balance the blood pressure.

Better each 30 grams daily.


Almond contains a variety of minerals, amino acids, and rich calcium. Studies found that eating almonds can reduce the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol, and detoxify lungs. However, almond is a high-calorie food; you'd better reduce other fats intake.

Almonds have laxative effect, people who has poor digestion, loose stool, or diarrhea should eat less. Better eat 20 grams daily.


Peanuts are high in protein, fiber, magnesium, iron, zinc, and vitamin D. Besides, peanuts also contain vitamin E, vitamin B6, niacin, riboflavin, copper, potassium, zinc, magnesium and other minerals.

Better eat 20 to 30 grams daily. Not suitable for the elderly who has poor digestive function, and patients after cholecystectomy.


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