Endocrinologist Shokur: nuts may not be beneficial for everyone

Endocrinologist Svetlana Shokur: you should not eat more than 30 grams of nuts per day.

Endocrinologist Shokur said in an interview that nuts may not be beneficial to all people. For example, the body may be susceptible to a nut allergy due to genetics.

“Uncontrolled consumption of nuts is also undesirable for people with digestive problems, as this can cause heaviness and discomfort in the abdomen, bloating, increased gas formation and even bowel dysfunction,” the doctor warned in a comment to Gazeta.Ru.
Doctor Shokur reminded that nuts are high-calorie foods containing a lot of fat.

“On average, 100 g of nuts contain about 650 calories, almost a third of the average person’s daily caloric intake.”
In addition, nuts are often sold with additional processing, coated or covered in chocolate, which can cause sudden fluctuations in blood sugar levels or increase blood pressure. The expert emphasized that only a handful of nuts per day – 30 grams – is considered the norm. If you observe moderation, eating nuts becomes a good support for the cardiovascular system. Such a habit reduces the risk of developing such dangerous pathologies as coronary heart disease and myocardial infarction, the doctor shared. Nuts are valuable as a source of high-quality protein; they contain fat-soluble vitamins A and E, microelements such as calcium, magnesium and zinc.

“Consumption of nuts has a positive effect on the hormonal system and generally has anti-inflammatory and pronounced antioxidant effects, reduces the level of stress, which is especially important for people with high physical and intellectual stress, as well as people of mature age,” the expert concluded.
The portal previously wrote about which seasonal vegetables help strengthen the body in the fall.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

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