Nuts for children

How to explain what nuts are to shool-age children

NUTS CHARACTERISTICS

What are nuts?

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Do you know what nuts are there in these photos?

Nuts are those vegetable foods that, when ripe, are not soft, unlike fruits (such as apples, plums, pears …).

In addition, nuts usually have a very hard outer layer that covers them, with the appearance of wood.

What nuts are there?

The most common nuts in our diet are sunflower seeds, walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds.

What are nuts for?

Nuts for a better memory

Interestingly, walnut has the shape of a brain: perhaps nature means that it is good for our brain. Coincidentally or not, it has been shown that walnuts (like all other nuts) have vitamins and fats that benefit our brain and help to preserve our memory.

Nuts are very rich in fats, vegetable proteins, vitamins and minerals.

In our diet, nuts are very important to:

  • Maintain a beautiful and smooth skin

  • Prevent heart disease

  • Feed our brain well and we can concentrate

  • Study

  • Even have a better mood.

How many nuts should be taken?

Since nuts are very fatty, we should not abuse them, although we should eat them frequently and in small quantities.

For example, a serving of nuts for tea, 3 or 4 times a week, is a healthy way to take them. We can also add them in salads, homemade pizzas, soups …

Examples of rations of nuts

  • 20 hazelnuts

  • 15 almonds

  • 5 walnuts

  • A handful of sunflower seeds

Did you know…

Although we consume them as nuts, peanuts are a legume, like beans.

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Article updated on: 22 April, 2019

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