Pine nuts are nature's only source of pinoleic acid, which stimulates hormones and helps diminish your appetite. It have the highest concentration of oleic acid. That's a monounsaturated fat that aids the liver in eliminating harmful triglycerides from our body. That helps protect our heart. Iron is a key component of hemoglobin, the oxygen carrying pigment in blood that supplies energy. They are rich in magnesium which helps alleviate muscle cramps, tension and fatigue.