Nut DietNowadays, nuts are excluded from the dietmost people are concerned about the problem of excess weight. Some people think that nuts are a high-calorie product and in no way participate in the fight against kilograms. With the first fact you can not argue, but the second one is completely unjustified.

Nuts contribute to lowering cholesterol,they contain protein, as well as they protect against heart disease and certain types of cancer. In addition, nut lovers better manage their weight than those who avoid them. Yes, indeed, nuts contain a lot of fat, but this fat is necessary for our body. Also, nuts contain a large amount of fiber, vitamins E and B, flavonoids, potassium (it is especially needed for the proper functioning of the heart muscle), magnesium, phosphorus, copper and iron. All vitamins and minerals are substances that are required in small quantities, but they take an active part in metabolic processes, so they are very important for the body.

In the 80 years of the XX century, the Italian dietician wasdeveloped a nut diet. The scientist suggested completely abandoning the animal proteins and replacing them with those that are present in different types of nuts (hazelnuts, cashews, walnuts, peanuts, almonds). Hazelnut occupies the most honorable place, it contains the maximum amount of easily digestible proteins and fats. Almond is rich in nutrients and is a full-value replacement of meat for vegetarians, has high energy value, strengthens the nervous system, kills intestinal microbes. Walnuts are useful for those engaged in mental activities.

By themselves, nuts, and even in large quantities- the food is heavy, so do not think that you will eat from morning till night only them. Nuts in this diet simply replace meat dishes, and their consumption is minimal - up to 250 grams. at one time. The basic diet is varied, and consists of vegetables, soups and dairy products. You can cook any of your favorite dishes (only that which does not contain animal fats), but the main thing is that your dish does not exceed by weight 250 gr., And does not contain sugar.

Your menu can be something like this:

Before breakfast: 1 glass of fresh fruit juice (orange, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, pineapple, no sugar). Breakfast: a dish of cereals, something dairy or cereal, grapefruit, orange, pineapple, apple, pear - any kind of fruit in unlimited quantities, a handful of walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds. Between breakfast and lunch 100 gr. nuts. Dinner: soup (for example, broccoli and white soupmushrooms with sour cream, a handful of walnuts, a handful of raisins or prunes, a glass of berry juice (strawberry, currant or cherry) or salad, preferably the same type of fruit that you ate for breakfast in unlimited quantities; a handful of walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds - choose a different kind of nuts compared to breakfast. Snack: a glass of freshly squeezed fruit juice, better sour-sweet: apple or pear. It is not recommended at this time of day to drink citrus juice. Dinner: liquid oatmeal in water, herbal tea, orsalad of grated carrots with sour cream, compote of prunes and dried apricots, some nuts. There are no less than 4 times a day, water and juice should be consumed about 1.5 liters per day. For 10 days of nut diet you can lose from 3 kg of weight, and also strengthen immunity.

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