Nuts are good for you. They not only offer heart benefits, but also carry a variety of health benefits that you and I cannot simply ignore. Nuts are called protein powerhouses. Just remember that they are high in calories. But personally, I don’t think anybody can overeat nuts. They are rich and very nutrient dense. Satiation point is reached very quickly.
Here are some facts and approximate serving sizes for a variety of well-known nuts. It is helpful to visually embrace which kind of nut has what properties. Enjoy!
Serving Size: 23 nuts
• Lower cholesterol
• Rich in Fiber and Calcium (than any other nut mentioned here)
• Lower calorie nut (than any nuts the mentioned here)
Serving Size: 6 nuts
• Selenium Rich which is crucial for Thyroid health
One nut contains more than a day’s worth. Grab one Brazil nut and you’re set for the whole day!
I have about 5 Brazil nuts a week. This works great for my body’s needs of selenium.
Serving Size: 49 nuts
• Rich in Lutein, an antioxidant crucial for the health of eyes (your vision) and your skin
• Rich in Potassium, an important electrolyte to make your body function properly
• Offers lower calorie per nut than any other nut variety
Serving Size: 14 halves
• Contains high levels of Alpha-Linolenic Acid – brain-boosting Omega-3 Fatty Acid
• Great source of Protein, Fiber, and Magnesium
Serving Size: 18 nuts
• Daily Iron doze can be obtained from a single serving of cashews
• Rich source of Vitamin K (keeps your blood clotting normal)
• Good source of Folate which keeps bones strong (women need it especially)
Serving Size: 19 halves
• Offers great source of Beta-Sitosterol – which lowers cholesterol + keeps prostate in check (nudge your man to snack on them)
Serving Size: 167 nuts
• Manganese is ample in these little babies. This trace mineral contributes to normal blood sugar levels, helps to metabolize carbs and protein.
Serving Size: 12 nuts
• Rich in Thiamine that helps our nervous system function
• Being the highest in fat content, the macademias offer the highest percentage of heart-healthy nonounsaturated fat