With a whole lot of punch packed in just a fistful, nuts are rightly called the nutritional powerhouses. Loaded with benefits of omega, protein, antioxidants, fibers, and healthy fats, nuts are certainly a great addition to our daily diets. However, too much of anything is good for nothing, and yes, that proves true for the nuts too! So, if you think that munching on a bowl of cashews & almonds is better than a healthy meal, you are in for trouble!
Various nutrition studies and research have calculated that one should not have more than an ounce or around 30gm of nuts every day. And in numbers, it’s different for each nut. Let us check out how it fares for our favorite nuts.
Peanuts- Not Nutty Enough!
Though technically a legume and not a nut, the peanut is our much favorite munchie! We munch on them, add them to savories & sweets, and love the creamy peanut butter. Right from snacks to delicious peanut chutneys, peanut rules the roost in most houses. However, 30gms of peanuts contains around 170 calories. That’s quite a lot for a snack! Enjoy it small doses!
Almonds- The Brainpower
Often associated with a great memory, almonds are high in Vitamin E, antioxidants, and are good for the heart. But be sure not to take more than 20 almonds a day as that makes over 160 calories for you. Try the choicest Iranian Mamra almonds for a healthy punch. And remember to count in almond flour, almond milk, & almond butter, if that’s a part of your diet.
Walnuts- Nutrition in a Nutshell
Credited with a zillion health benefits, Walnuts are packed with Omega 3 and antioxidants that are known to protect you from cancer, heart ailments, diabetes, and rapid aging. Be sure to add them to your diet but don’t overdo it! Try some power-packed Californian Walnuts for the best taste & health. Your 30gm nut-diet should only have around 14 halves of walnuts and no more. Sprinkle them on your salad or add to them to your cereal!
Cashews- Roasted n Raw
Rich, creamy texture, low-fat contents, and yummy- cashews are surely a treat! Additionally, they are a bundle of minerals including copper, iron & zinc. However, it is advisable to stick to around 5-6 cashews a day. Yeah, pretty frustrating but quite true! So, even if you love these little delights, be sure to watch your cashew diet.
Pistachios- Crack them Open
Easy to peel and delectable, Pistachios are a clear winner! Much lower in calorie content than walnuts and pecans, Pistachios are loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, and protein. 30gm of Pistachio adds around 160 calories, and that is just enough for a day! Also, the salted ones can shoot up your sodium levels. So, do keep track!
Pecans- Healthy & Delicious
With a great source of minerals, fibers, proteins, and antioxidants; pecans are wonderful immunity boosters. Bake a traditional pecan pie or add them to your salad to get the crunchy effect. Around 15 pecan halves make an ounce, and that should suffice for your daily nutty diet.Well, that was quite a nutty dose for your daily happiness! The best way to eat nuts would be to mix them up and eat a handful every day. This helps you keep the intake within control and get the benefit of all good fats & nutrients. Nuts are best eaten raw, but lightly toasted n salted nuts also make great options. Of course, if you are controlling your sodium intake, salty nuts are not for you! Candied and chocolate-coated nuts, although taste delicious, add to your sugar levels. Sprinkle nut on salads, add them in cereal, try nut butter, or just snack on nuts, but do it all within a limit.
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