5 Healthy Snacks to Go Nuts About!

Nuts are a great staple in your healthy diet. They are rich in protein, healthy fats and nutrients.

The BBC shares an in-depth article here on the benefits of specific nuts.

Here are some of the highlights:

Almonds:

Unsalted almonds are AMAZING. They are rich in calcium, which is especially helpful if you are unable to have dairy.

They also protect your heart and contain Vitamin E which improves the appearance of your skin!

 

Brazil Nuts:

A mere 3-4 Brazil nuts a day will give you your daily quota of selenium.

This mineral helps heal wounds and helps people with low thyroid function.

 

Pecans:

Feeling tired? Pecans help draw out more energy in our other food!

Not to mention, these nuts help prevent plaque from building up in our arteries.

 

Saturated Fat Content: 

Each of the nuts have health benefits, but lower the frequency of the nuts that are high in saturated fat.

Low = Almonds, Chestnuts and Hazelnuts

Medium = Pecans, Pistachios and Walnuts

High = Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Macadamia Nuts

 

5 Healthy Snacks to Go Nuts About:

Ready to eat more nuts? Check out these 5 snacks to get you started!

1. Almond Butter Rice Cake

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2. Fruit and Nut Greek Yogurt Parfait

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3. Mixed Nuts and Seeds Trail Mix

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4. Peanut Butter and Apple Slices

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5. Grapes and Almonds

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Sources: www.bbcgoodfood.com