Packed with protein, fibre and essential fats, nuts are one of the best foods to snack on. Here are the top 4 nuts to snack on:
- Cashews- are really filing due to their healthy fat, fibre and protein content and also contain antioxidants and higher than most nuts in heart healthy mono unsaturated fatty acids.
- Walnuts- Higher in Omega 3s than most nuts.
- Pistachios- one of the lowest calorie nuts- 50 nuts=160 calories.
- Almonds- SUPER FOOD- They are high in heart healthy mono unsaturates, they boast significant quantities of vitamins and minerals- vitamin E, magnesium, copper, vitamin B2 and phosperous.
Nuts are high in fat but most of it is of the heart-healthy variety. The amounts of saturated fat, the type we should avoid, varies with nuts, so don't over indulge. See the list below for guidance if you are worried about fat content.
High Saturated Fat Content
Medium Saturated Content
Low Saturated Fat Content