Nuts for Dieting!

Assorted nuts

Go nuts for nuts! Nuts are a great way to keep filled up on any diet plan, without indulging into carbs or worse snacks. There’s also some great health benefits to these nuts for dieting. Below we’ve got some of the best nuts for you, not matter what diet you’re on. Check them out and prepare to be surprised by the benefits you never knew they’d give you…

 

Cashews:

Cashew nuts

With a sweet and salty taste, cashew nuts are perfect for quelling your sweet-tooth cravings, instead of gorging on chocolates. But unlike chocolates, they’re packed with minerals good for bodily functions and they also have vitamins E, K and B6. Research suggests that eating nuts like cashews reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. If this weren’t enough they have a healthy number of antioxidants as well!

Almonds:

Easy to come by and easy to add to foods, almonds are available all year-round and go well with both savoury and sweet dishes. But here’s something surprising: they’re high in fats…which is a GOOD thing! They contain monounsaturated fats, the type found in olive oils, which has been associated with a reduction in heart disease. They’re also loaded with minerals. In not even one cup of almonds you’ll get over 62mg of magnesium, over 162mg of potassium and Vitamin E.

Walnuts:

Walnut

Some of the best nuts for dieting. Great health boost to both cardiovascular and circulatory systems. They possess many anti-inflammatory nutrients that also help blood vessels’ flexibility and composition. Also they increase omega-3 in red blood cells. Walnuts are known to be particularly high in potassium, calcium and magnesium AND (if all this biological wonder isn’t enough) they aid in Type 2 diabetes treatment!

Brazil Nuts:

Brazil Nuts are a great anti-inflammatory food, as they are high in selenium, which is suggested to fight cancer. Selenium is also cited by studies to lift moods and prevent depression. Brazil Nuts are another high in calcium, potassium and magnesium, so are great for your heart. They also do this through increasing HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) with its unsaturated fats.

Pistachios:

The last on our list of nuts for dieting. Renowned for their ever delicious presence in baklava, pistachios are another nut commonly used in deserts. Pistachios are one of the oldest nuts to be commonly used in the world…and nothing’s changed! They can be sold salted or sweetened, but to get the most out of them, avoid these and buy them au naturel. They are one of the few nuts to contain most of the nutrients required for human health, including: fibre, carbohydrates, good fats, potassium, vitamins A, B6, C, E and K, iron, calcium and so many more! They also have an extremely low calorie rate, at only 160 per ounce and have one of the highest protein rates in nuts, at 6g per ounce.

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