What are the benefits of pine nuts for women
Cedar pine seeds have many beneficial properties for humans. What is their feature, what nutritional value and how are they beneficial for the body of women, we will consider in more detail.
Chemical composition and nutritional value of pine nuts
Pine nuts are a valuable product with a calorie content of 680 kcal. Carbohydrates make up 13%, fats - 68%, proteins - 13.7%. In addition, they contain many useful vitamins, minerals and trace elements. The most valuable for the body are vitamins of group B, E, K, A, F, D, C.
Protein in nuts differs from the others in the high content of the amino acids most deficient for the body (methionine, lysine, tryptophan). Seeds contain a number of useful micro and macro elements: potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron.
What are useful for women
For women, it is important to maintain health, restore health and energy, slow down the aging process and reduce calorie intake during weight loss. All requirements can be satisfied by the consumption of pine nuts or their components in food.
Did you know? Cedar pine and cedar — different plants. Cedar seeds are inedible.
Pine nuts are recommended for use with reduced immunity and loss of strength, with vitamin deficiency, for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, with iodine deficiency, with rheumatism, arthritis and gout. They contain large amounts of antioxidants, therefore they neutralize free radicals.. They are used in the treatment of atherosclerosis, gastrointestinal tract diseases, respiratory organs and neurosis.
After 50 years
Pine nuts due to their beneficial properties will help stabilize the physical condition and psycho-emotional background in the female body during menopause. Thanks to vitamin K, they strengthen bone tissue and prevent the development of osteoporosis.
During pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, a woman’s body as never before needs useful elements. Only 50 g of nuts per day, and the body receives all the necessary substances. With lactation, the composition of milk improves significantly. But it is necessary to introduce nuts after childbirth gradually starting from the second month.
- Nuts will help future mothers: yus
- reduce toxicosis;
- strengthen immunity;
- improve digestion;
- contribute to the normal development of the fetus;
- strengthen the bone tissue of the child and mother;
- improve blood coagulation and blood circulation of the fetus;
- increase hemoglobin;
- beneficial effect on the central nervous system of the mother and child.
Did you know? Archaeologists have found that pine nuts were held in high esteem by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
When losing weight
Nuts contain proteins that are slowly broken down, and therefore the body does not feel hunger. Lenolenic acid is 72% a component of pine nut oil. It belongs to Omega-6 unsaturated acids and is necessary for the body to function normally.
Consuming nuts, the body receives all the necessary elements, the hormone cholecystokinin is produced, which is responsible for the satiety of the body and thus appetite is suppressed.
If you eat cedar seeds 30 minutes before a meal, then you can reduce more than a third of food intake.
Contraindications and possible harm
There are no serious contraindications for the use of cedar seeds. Except that It is strongly not recommended to give them to children. If swallowed, they may be released into the respiratory tract.
This is very dangerous, since you can remove them from there only in an operational way.
Also should not be consumed by people with an allergic reaction to nuts. They have a metallic aftertaste in their mouth. To get rid of it - do not eat them at all.
Pregnant and lactating mothers should follow the norm. It is better to start eating them in small portions and monitor the condition of the body and the behavior of the child.
Excessive consumption can adversely affect a healthy person. Possible nausea, drowsiness, problems with the stomach and intestines.
Please note that nuts contain protein, so the amount of meat in the diet should be reduced. With regular use of 50 g of seeds per day 2-3 times a week, you must follow a vegetarian diet.
How to determine the quality and choose when buying
Quality cedar seeds should have a bright brown color with slightly light tips and a pleasant smell. If the tips are dark, then this indicates that the nut is not a fresh crop. Each unrefined seed has a dark barrel. If not, then the nut is empty.
When buying, it is better to give preference to unpeeled seeds. They must be the same size, without damage, and when dropped from a small height, emit a metallic sound. When buying in a store, be sure to check the procurement date and expiration date.
How much and when is better to eat
The daily norm for an adult is 50 g, for a child - 25-30 g. Children under 3 years of age are prohibited. Due to the protein content, this type of nut is considered very allergenic for young children. But from the age of 4, you can gradually enter into the diet, because having a valuable chemical composition, nuts will be an excellent food supplement - in some respects they are more valuable than fruits and meat.
Did you know? AT pine nutshells contain tannins. It is used for dressing and coloring the skin and as a mulch in landscape design.
A person uses everything: both the core and the meal remaining after the oil is pressed, and the shell. Oil is a valuable product, the utility and effectiveness of which is maximum. It normalizes metabolism, slows down the aging of cells, lowers cholesterol.
It is used in cooking, pharmacology, cosmetology. Meal is used in cooking as a flavoring to enrich food with microelements and vitamins. The shell is used to create medicinal tinctures and balms.
In cooking, cedar seeds are used very widely. They can be used instead of any kind of nuts in biscuits and salads. But there are dishes in which pine nuts are an indispensable ingredient. For example, for Italian Pesto sauce or dry Biscotti cookies.
Toasted recipes often use toasted nuts. This gives it the best taste, but it’s useful to use a natural nut. If you experiment in the kitchen, you can add cedar seeds to bread, pizza, ice cream, cocktails, etc.
In folk medicine
Pine nuts have a positive effect on the body of women. The substances that make up their composition reduce pain during menstruation, fight infertility, chronic fatigue, and decreased libido. Shell with nuts is used to make tinctures.
It will help normalize the body: it will cleanse blood and lymph, improve eyesight and hearing, normalize metabolism, relieve hemorrhoids, neurosis, urolithiasis, liver disease. It is also used as rubbing for colds, rheumatism, joint pain, gout.
It is better to use fresh nuts with a hard shell for its preparation. If the shell is hard, then the nuts must be crushed. To prepare tincture of 1 kg of nuts, pour 1 liter of boiled water and leave for 4 days.
Next, you need to add 1 liter of vodka and insist in a dark place for about a month. After straining, add 1 liter of honey. Use tincture of 2 tbsp. tablespoons before meals. Peeled nuts with honey or peanut butter are used in traditional medicine to treat any problems with the digestive tract.
In cosmetology, pine nuts are used in masks and scrubs because they have an antibacterial property.
Important! A decoction of pine nutshells can give your hair a chestnut shade.
Apply freshly prepared compounds for rashes and inflammation of the skin, to nourish and smooth wrinkles. To do this, 2 tablespoons of crude peeled kernels are ground into powder and added to the prepared mixture.
The recipe for a nourishing mask is simple: half a spoon of dairy product is mixed with hazelnut powder. For oily skin use kefir, for dry - sour cream. The mask is kept for 15 minutes and washed off with warm and then cold water.
You can diversify this mask recipe by adding fresh berries (raspberries or strawberries). A scrub is made from one protein, a few drops of chamomile oil and nut powder. Apply to the face, massage for about 4 minutes and rinse with water.
The condition of the hair mainly depends on proper nutrition and reasonable care. Pine nuts, thanks to a complex of vitamins E and B, have a good effect on hairline growth. Protein is a building material in the process of hair growth, and nuts will help this process. Dry hair indicates a lack of vitamins, so if a problem occurs, it is necessary to revise the diet.
Important! In addition to pine nuts, the beauty of hair can be improved by eating fish and seafood, asparagus, onions, garlic, sunflower seeds, and cucumbers regularly.
Use of butter and shell
Pine nut oil is a remedy for 100 diseases. It widely used both in traditional medicine and in official. It is used for pancreatitis, cholecystitis, gastritis, varicose veins, gastrointestinal diseases, burns and frostbite, anemia, impaired lipid metabolism, baldness, brittle hair and nails.
Raw pressed butter is used 1-2 teaspoons 2-3 times a day half an hour before meals. The course of admission is 30 days. Oil is not swallowed, but absorbed. Also this healing product is used for salads and massage. It rejuvenates the skin and prevents skin diseases.
Ash from nutshells is used to remove unwanted hair. To do this, 250 g of shell is burned and the resulting ash is mixed with water or vegetable oil. The mixture is applied for 10 minutes and then wiped with a damp cloth.
Ground shells are used to make scrub. To do this, the shell powder is mixed with oatmeal and a little water is added to form gruel. It is better to massage the steamed skin with a scrub. A decoction of the shell is used in the form of lotions for rheumatism, gout, arthritis, eczema, lumbago.
Storage of nuts
At room temperature, the nutshell can be stored in the shell for up to a year, in a bump for several years. The peeled nut spoils quickly. It is stored in the cold for no more than 3 months.
Important! Poor quality pine nut seeds have a dark yellow color, rancid taste and a metallic aftertaste.