Reasons To Must Have Nuts In Winters

By Nmami Agarwal     05-Dec 2018

Reasons To Must Have Nuts In Winters

Winters are arriving and so is the season of dry fruits. Dry fruits are one of the richest energy resources and are a perfect snack and healthy substitute for nutrient dense calorie foods. They likewise work to fulfil a sweet hankering while at the same time, gives you the necessary nutrients and warmth in the winter chills.

Some of the reasons for consuming dry fruits in winter are:-

  • Nuts have high satiety property.
  • The presence of essential oils, minerals and nutrients help with the dryness that occurs
    during winters.
  • They contain all essential amino acids and help in brain development and are an
    instant source of energy.
  • The winter is the season of high dry fruit production which makes it the number one
    on list for consumption.
  • Some dry fruits have mucilage content which help in sore throats and cough and
    provide a warming effect.
Dry fruit Benefit
Almonds The presence of vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, folate, fibre and phytochemicals act as antioxidants in the brain to combat inflammation, and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids that delay age-related brain decline and are good for brain memory.
Dates Asthma is one of the common problems that are triggered during winters and dates helps in reducing the asthma trigger. Also, theyare an excellent source of iron.
Figs Figs have high mucilage content and help in sore throats. It also contains high calcium levels and even small quantities can strengthen your immunity especially in winters
Raisin Knee problems are common in winters and raisins are a good source of calcium that builds and maintains strong bones and protects against osteoporosis.
Munakka Munakka is a rich source of fibre which helps in relieving constipation and improving digestion. It has an ability to increase level of hormone called leptin in the body which in turn gives the feeling of fullness and retards the sensation of hunger.
Fox nuts They are low in calories, making them an ideal snack for weight loss and also help in maintaining balance of sugar levels.
Cashew Cashew nuts are a rich source of vitamin E and have anti-ageing properties that help your skin glow in the cold months.
Pistachios Winters leads to increase in bone problems and as it is rich in minerals like calcium, copper, potassium and magnesium which play a role in prevention of hypertension and bone diseases
Walnuts It has high ALA (Omega 3 Fatty acid) and melatonin content which is responsible for its chemo-preventive properties.The presence of biotin helps to strengthen hair and reduces hair fall. It can enrich the gut micro biome and increase particular good bacteria strains, which could offer
benefits to humans.

Over to you:

Get loaded with dry fruits and immune yourself this winter! All the dry fruits mentioned above serve one or the other winter flu fighting properties. Either have dry fruits with the beginning of your day or much on when hungry.

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Pinaca is a traditional Goan sweet dish. This dish is made by Goan rice, jaggery and plenty of

coconut. Pinaca are usually made into sweet balls and can be consumed all year long. This simple

sweet dish is easy to make yet high in nutrient value.

Nutritional value

Pinaca balls are high on nutrition as they contain jaggery, which is good source of iron, naturally

occurring B vitamins, minerals like phosphorus, zinc, calcium and copper. Coconut contains lauric

acid, which helps to increases good HDL cholesterol, also cytokinin’s present in coconut have showed anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic effects.

Ingredients

40 grams Goan rice flour

¼ fresh coconut

1 tablespoon Jaggery

1 tablespoon desiccated grated coconut

Pinch of cardamom powder

Nuts (optional)

Coconut water (optional)

Calories- 217 kcal

Carbs- 28.6 grams

Protein- 1.9 grams

Fats- 10.3 grams

Course- Dessert

Method

First take the Goan rice and dry roast it on a tawa or pan.

Cool the rice and later powder them in a grinder

Now take jaggery, crush it and grind it along with coconut, also add pinch of cardamom

powder. Grind them on a round grinding stone if possible, otherwise just use a grinder.

Take this mixture out and keep adding flour, a little at a time and just mix it well with your

hands. Add coconut water if needed.

Mix well and form small balls out of this mixture.

Nuts can also be added to the mixture. (optional)

Over to you

Pinaca recipe is easy to make and come out with sweet results. So, make this nutritious recipe for

your near and dear ones.
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Aloe vera juice
Aloe vera is an ingredient known to make your system clean. It is commonly used in Ayurveda for its innumerable health benefits. It’s high on alkaline properties- vital in balancing the PH levels of your hair which in return stimulates hair growth and strength.

Directions: Aloe vera can be both, consumed and applied so, you can have fresh and homemade aloe vera juice in the morning with lukewarm water. Also, its pulp can be directly applied to the scalp. Apply and leave it for 1-2 hours then rinse it with lukewarm water.

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Amla scientifically called Phyllanthus emblica or more commonly Indian gooseberry. It can be put to innumerable uses like in culinary, shampoos, hair oils and in ayurvedic medicines. This amla churna or powder can be put to many uses like it can be taken with water for wonderful results, make amla tea using this powder, add it to curries, or consume with lemon and honey.

Nutritional Values

Amla has high contents of ascorbic acid (vitamin-c) flavonoids, Ellagic acid and Gallic acid. It helps in reducing blood sugar level in the body. High in digestive fibre content. Prevents hair loss and greying of hair. Helps in curing sore throat and prevents constipation.

Ingredients

200 grams amla

Calories- 116 kcal
Carbs- 27.4 grams
Proteins- 1 gram
Fats- 0.2 gram

Methods

After through washing, cut and dry the amlas in direct sunlight for few days till they are completely dry.

After the juice is evaporated completely, transfer the dried amla in a grinder and blend it coarsely.

Sift the amla powder through a sieve to achieve smooth powder.

Voila! Your home made amla powder is ready.

Store this powder in an airtight container.

Use every day as needed.

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