National Nut Day
National Nut Day is an annual observance celebrated on October 22nd of every year. You are about to celebrate a day for the real nuts and not for those nuts who are crazy. Nuts commonly used are the groundnuts, almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios, walnuts, pecans, hazelnut, chestnut, kola nuts, and Brazil nuts and more. They are some of the most commonly known nuts which we consume every day. Nuts are the most healthy, delicious, and nutritious snacks. They are the primary source of nutrients and comprise of protein, carbohydrates, fibre, and unsaturated fat. Each of them differs in size, shape, colour, and taste. National Nut Day celebrates these nuts and the nutritional benefits it offers.
“My weakness is chocolate – especially butterscotch and nut varieties.” – Twiggy
History of National Nut Day
Liberation Foods Company, the U.K.’s only Fair Trade, farmer-owned nut company has established National Nut Day. The company has created this Day as a way to raise awareness about the Fairtrade nuts and promote healthy living. Nuts are the fruits composed of an inedible hard outer shell with an edible seed inside. They are rich in fat, protein, vitamins, and minerals. A broad range of the dried seeds are called as nuts, but botanically “nut” are the ones whose shell doesn’t open to release the seed. Not all of the nuts consumed today are the true nuts. Some plant produces the true nuts. The tree nut is any nut coming from a tree that is same as the name implies.
A large number of seeds are edible and used by humans. They are most often eaten raw, cooked, sprouted, or roasted as a snack food. It is pressed for oil and is used in cookery and cosmetics. Nuts have good cholesterol which helps in maintaining good health condition. Any large, oily kernels found in a shell and used in food are commonly called nuts. Any nuts whether true nut or not used for food are among the most common food allergens. For both humans and wildlife, nuts are the primary source of nutrients. They are important to animals, in particular for those living in temperate climates. These animals store acorns and other nuts during the autumn season. It keeps them from starving during late fall, all winter and in the early spring.
People who eat nuts constantly have better health outcomes. They are less prone to coronary heart disease (CHD), less cancer, and even lower chances of death. Medical studies proved that eating nuts have reduced hypertension and the risks associated with heart disease. The nuts contain various substances and are believed to control cardioprotective effects. The omega three fatty acid is partly responsible for the hypolipidemic response. Eating almonds and walnuts will lower serum low-density lipoprotein (LDL) concentrations. The high unsaturated fat, protein content and relatively low carbohydrate content are the reason for the very low glycemic index present in the nuts. Most often nuts are the healthiest form of snacks or food when consumed in their raw form.
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How to Celebrate National Nut Day
Celebrating the National Nut Day is very simple. Start eating a handful of nuts in any form whether as a raw food, sprouted or fried. They are the good source of nutrients that provides high energy. Fry or roast the nuts and give your children as snacks. It helps them come out of eating the junk foods. Add the nuts to the sweets you prepare at the final stage to make it tastier. Nuts are the good dietary supplements for any person. Know more about the nuts, its varieties, and its health benefits. Encourage people around to consume these nuts to be healthy and stronger. Share your message and nut day celebrations on the social media using the hashtag #NationalNutDay.