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The Healthiest Nuts During Winter


Improve memory power and increase sexual vigor. They also improve sperm count and motility.

Shunya’s Tip: Soak 4 to 6 almonds overnight in room temperature water. The next day, peel the skin and chew well.


Cashews are a great supplement for hair, skin, libido and bones.

Shunya’s Tip: Drink 1 cup of cow’s milk boiled with the powder of 6 grounded cashews every night for improved libido.


Pecans are great for heart health and help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Shunya’s Tip: Soak pecans overnight in water. The next morning, boil the pecans in 1 cup of goat’s milk or cow’s milk with ¼ teaspoon of turmeric. Drink hot for breakfast or as a late afternoon vata-balancing snack.


Ayurveda considers walnuts brain food, so they were traditionally used to overcome stress. Walnuts also improve physical strength and boost immunity.

Shunya’s Tip: Quick sauté walnuts in ghee and/or black raisins for additional benefits. Eat as a snack anytime during the winter.

Macadamia Nuts

The oils in this nut help reduce hair brittleness and prevent hair breakage by increasing elasticity. They also strengthen bones and ward off osteoporosis.

Shunya’s Tip: Add macadamia oil to sesame oil and massage your scalp and bones during the winter. Don't forget to warm the oil first.

Pine Nuts

Pine nuts are similar to walnuts when it comes to brain food. They also give you energy and help nerve function.

Shunya’s Tip: Pine nuts cooked in cow’s milk and consumed at night is especially helpful for erectile dysfunction.


Pistachios strengthen immunity, prevent inflammation and support the nervous system. They help you gain weight.

Shunya's Tip: Eat pistachios during the winter to support weight and muscle gain when working out.

Nuts are considered superfoods in Ayurveda. However, they must not be eaten year-round – save them for the winter. Always remember that you must eat everything in moderation, including nuts!

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Acharya Shunya is a globally-recognized spiritual teacher and Vedic lineage-holder who awakens health and consciousness through the Vedic sciences of Ayurveda, Vedanta and Yoga. She is the driving force behind Vedika Global, an online not-for-profit wisdom school and worldwide spiritual community, and the author of best-selling book on the Vedic art of min​d​ + body + soul well-being and health, Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom (Sounds True, 2017) and forthcoming second book with Sounds True to be released in 2020, Sovereign Self. Acharya Shunya is a keynote speaker at national and international conferences, and serves as an advisor to the Indian Government in matters pertaining to global integration and cultivation of Ayurveda and Yoga. Receive her free online teachings and browse her current eCourse offerings here or see more about her on Facebook and follow her on Instagram. Subscribe to her YouTube Channel where she holds live Global Satsangs once per month. Study Ayurveda with Acharya Shunya in her online course, Alchemy through Ayurveda.

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