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The Many Health Benefits of Various Types of Nuts

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On the move? Trying to lose weight? Always feeling hungry? Looking for a healthy snack? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you'll love this post. :) Nuts are rich in protein, as well as other vitamins and minerals, and though they're known for being high in fat, you'll find that the good outweighs the bad in this case.

Many Health Benefits of Various Types of Nuts

The Many Health Benefits of Various Types of Nuts

For a healthy snack, or even as an addition to a side dish, try out these nuts:


  • 14 walnut halves = 190 calories
  • healthy for brain and heart thanks to Omega-3 fatty acids
  • twice as many antioxidants than most other nuts
  • contain protein, vitamins and minerals, and fiber
  • Try adding walnuts to plain yogurt with a drizzle of honey for a quick and healthy pick-me-up.


  • 18 cashews = 160 calories
  • packed with magnesium, helps strengthen bones and immunity
  • lower fat than most other nuts
  • rich in the mineral copper, for skin and hair health.
  • reduces risks of gallstones
  • Try adding to stir-fry recipes. The flavor is amazing!


  • 22 almonds = 160 calories
  • contains vitamin E, for glowing skins
  • good for brain development
  • helps regulate blood pressure

    Try lightly browning slivered almonds and tossing with green beans as a healthy side with dinner.


  • 49 pistachios = 160 calories
  • promotes eye help, rich in antioxidants including lutein
  • good source of vitamin B6, fiber, and thiamin

    Try adding chopped pistachios to your salad.

    Brazil Nuts

  • 7 Brazil nuts = 190 calories
  • has selenium, a hard to find mineral that helps boost your immune system
  • includes protein, fiber, selenium, magnesium, phosphorous, vitamin E and thiamine
  • complete protein source – can replace meat

    Try chopping up finely and add to pancake batter.

    Some information gathered from Parenting magazine.

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    1. Hey Sadie!

      When I first got started with my super diet low in carbs, I suffered a lot on my first week because I was always hungry. It is just amazing how peanuts and nuts saved my day. They are so low in carbs I can eat all I want without worrying to much. I really recommend them as part of a balanced meal. A real substitute for proteins. By the way, you forgot soy based candies.

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