In case one is hungry one can have a healthy snack consisting of nuts and seeds. It is indeed good to have a handful of raw nuts or seeds which is a good food choice. They are easy to carry while traveling as one can keep them in a small bag in one’s purse or desk drawer at work One keep as well as at home in one’s fridge (nuts and seeds go rancid easily, so storing them in the refrigerator or freezer helps).
One can indeed feast on whichever nuts and seeds that do appeal to one most, although some are arguably healthier than others. One need not go in for peanuts as they are not nuts.
The nuts that follow are tree nuts, i.e. they grow on trees. Peanuts actually grow underground and, despite their name, are actually legumes – and not one I recommend eating.
Fortunately, there are plenty of healthy nuts and seeds to choose from, so even without peanuts, one can have the healthy meal.
Soy nuts are not actually nuts, but in certain ways, they are very nutritious. The crunchy legumes do contain more protein and fiber than many crunchy snack foods. They are also versatile, thus making it a tasty on-the-go snack. They are very crunchy to eat and are also made use for flavoring other dishes, such as salads as well as trail mix. One can even mix soy nuts with homemade or prepared granola for some sumptuous salty as well as sweet taste.
A good source of Protein
Protein is good for tissue repair and muscle building. It helps in maintaining positive blood sugar as well as energy levels throughout the day. Soy is indeed a valuable source of protein. It is plants based protein and makes a good snack option for vegan or vegetarian diet.
A good source of Fiber
Soy nuts contain a lot of fiber and also are non-carbohydrate that does help one ’s digestive functioning in good order. It also improves appetite and blood sugar control. It is good to drink plenty of water as well. Soy nut is dehydrated so they tend to lose their natural fluid content levels.
A nutritious alternative to Chips as well as Pretzels
Potato chips contain lots of fats although pretzels do not do so that much. Yet soy nuts are better alternatives to them as they contain more protein. They contain a lot of refined flour which happens to be lower than protein as well as fiber and this offsets one’s blood sugar levels.
Soy nuts do contain phytochemicals referred to as isoflavones and thus prevent heart disease and several types of cancer. Roasted soybeans also contain a lot of health benefits and as tasty to eat as a snack. These are flavored as well as salted and unsalted. One can have them as they feel like so. One can have them with salad.
Soy nuts may be nutritious but they are also fattening. They do contain a lot of calories.
Other benefits of Soy Nuts
Eating soy means to increase one’s plant protein. Research does indicate that including more plant protein in one’s diet, as opposed to more carbohydrate, has indeed clear cardiovascular benefits, such as lowering blood pressure.
Soy foods are indeed naturally cholesterol-free and are low in saturated fat. Animal protein foods are high in saturated fat and cholesterol increases one’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Substituting them with soya few times each week can also help cut saturated fats and reduce one’s overall risk for the disease.
Eating soy-based foods is indeed a great way to boost one’s fiber intake. Fiber does promote a healthy gastrointestinal system, that does reduce cholesterol, and is also associated with a reduced risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Fiber-rich soy foods such as edamame (green soybeans), black soybeans, soy nuts, soy flour and tempeh in one’s diet can also help one’s boost one’s daily dietary fiber.
Soy foods are indeed a good source of polyunsaturated fat. Polyunsaturated fats indeed have a number of heart health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol. Choosing minimally processed soy foods will rather help one benefit from these heart-friendly fats.
Soy foods do contain omega-3 fats, essential polyunsaturated fats. Omega-3 fats are indeed linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
Soy foods are no doubt a good source of vitamins and minerals. B-vitamins, iron, zinc and also an array of antioxidants do form the nutritional qualities of soy. In addition, many soy foods are much enriched with vitamin B 12, calcium, and vitamin D and are good for vegetarians.
Soy foods are a good source of phytochemicals. The phytochemicals in soy are referred to as isoflavones.