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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Health benefits of Pine Nuts


Health benefits of Pine Nuts चिलगोज़ा (Chilgoza)


Read more about Nutritional information of Pine Nuts चिलगोज़ा
Pine nuts contain the highest amount of proteins, found in any nut that provides an instant source of energy. It also helps to repair and build the muscle tissues. Protein is a slow burning fuel that provides a long lasting energy boost which does not result in burnout. It also helps to improve the body’s use of oxygen, increasing the energy levels.
Pine nuts are the only source of pinoleic acid, which helps in stimulating the hormones that act as appetite suppressants. These hormones helps to curb your hunger pangs and tell the brain that the stomach is full, which helps to promotes easily and healthy weight loss. Pinolenic acid stimulates CCK (cholecystokinin), a hormone that signals the brain that the stomach is full. This curbs the appetite, keeping you full for a longer time. Pine nuts can decrease food intake by about 35%. This is great for those who are watching their weight or are dieting. Pines are one of gluten free tree nuts, and therefore, are a popular ingredient in the preparation of gluten-free food formulas. Such formula preparations can be a healthy alternative in people with wheat food allergy, and celiac disease.
Pine nuts are also the only nuts with highest concentration of oleic acid which is a mono-unsaturated fat that helps the liver to eliminate harmful triglycerides from the body and are also great for heart and help reduce cholesterol and protect the arteries from damage, thus preventing heart attacks. Pine nuts help to reduce the LDL (bad cholesterol) level to increase the HDL (good cholesterol) level in the blood. Oleic acid in pine nuts helps the liver to remove triglycerides from the body. These mono-unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and nutrients are also present in Mediterranean diet that helps to prevent the coronary artery diseases, strokes, heart attack and hardening of coronary arteries and helps to maintain healthy lipid blood profile. Potassium in it helps to maintain the body fluid, heart beat rate and regulate the blood pressure.
Pine nuts are the excellent source of vitamin E and the vitamin E is known as the powerful antioxidant which is lipid soluble and beneficiary for the repairing and maintenance of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin. It also provides protection against harmful oxygen free radicals. vitamin E also protects the skin from the harmful UV rays. The emollient properties of pine nut oil keep the skin well moisturized. Pine nuts contains vitamin B complex like niacin, riboflavin and thiamine, that helps to speed up the testosterone levels in the men and increase the production of red blood cell and elevating mood by beating stress and anxiety.
Pine nuts have high antioxidants that help protect the cells from damage due to free radicals. Pine nuts are rich in iron, which helps in increasing the haemoglobin level of the blood. Pine nuts also contain magnesium that helps in reliving muscle cramps, fatigue and tension. Magnesium is required for the proper nerve and muscle functioning and essential in the conversion of blood sugar in to energy. It also helps to boost your immune system.
Pine nuts are extremely high in antioxidants that helps to neutralize the free radicals causing cancer and good for promoting cardiovascular health benefits. These antioxidants kill free radicals that encourage the development of cancer and other types of diseases. It also helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and viruses. Pine nut is also known for its ability to slow down the ageing process due to its high antioxidant content.
Pine nuts are one of the richest sources of manganese which is an important co-factor for antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. It is therefore, consumption of pines helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals.
Pine nuts contain beta-carotene and antioxidants, which are very beneficial for the health of the eyes. Lutein in pine nuts helps the eyes to filter UV light, preventing macular damage. It also prevents our eyesight from deteriorating with age.
The presence of calcium is required for building strong bones and healthy teeth, for proper function of the muscles, heart and nervous system.
Folate helps to promote healthy pregnancy and also used in the production of milk and protect from neural tube defect.
Regular consumption of pine nuts helps to boost your sex drive, restore your libido and prevent pre-ejaculation.
Pine nut oil has a delicate flavor and a sweet aroma and it has been used in traditional medicinal application since ancient times to soothe an irritated digestive tract. It is very useful in curing erosive stomach and duodenal ulcers. It is used as carrier oil in aromatherapy and in the cosmetic industry. It is also used in cooking and for salad dressings as it is very famous for its nutty and mild flavour and it is regularly included in fish recipes, vegetarian recipes and meat dishes. The main chemical components in pine oil are borneol, bornyl acetate, α and β-phellandrene, α-pinene and β-pinene. Its emollient property helps to keep skin well protected from dryness.
Chilgoza can be used in many other health conditions such as menopause, slowdown aging process, diabetes, gastrointestinal tract disease, celiac disease.
The most common side effect of pine nuts is the pine mouth syndrome. Regular consumption of pine nuts leaves a bitter after taste in the mouth. It appears after a few days of consumption and lasts over a week. The side effect is not harmful and does not lead to any difference in the quality and nutrition of pine nuts.