Nuts are one of the best and easiest ways to pump your diet full of good healthy fats, a range of vitamins, minerals, fibre and protein. Plus they taste great, add texture and oomph to the boring-est of salads and make you appear healthy and interesting to your friends.
They are responsible for a host of health benefits for sure, but each nut has his or hers own unique make up of nutrients. I see so many clients that are like “yeah, I eat nuts” but when questioned further really only enjoy almonds or cashews on a weekly basis. To get the most out of nuts we really should be having an array of varieties. This will also add to your meals with each nut having a unique texture and flavour.
Together, these little guys hoard a combination of more than 28 different and essential nutrients. Essential nutrients essentially means you gotta eat that stuff because your body can’t make it.
SO, all in all, we need to include lots of food in our diet that has essential nutrients. WHICH MEANS we have to mix our nuts and eat them up!
Need more reasons? Eating a palm size serving of nuts 5 times a week can significantly reduce the risk of getting cardiovascular disease, plus those little guys fill you up and keep you feeling full for longer so you don’t reach for the Kit Kat on Thursday afternoon.
Lastly, have you ever noticed how a walnut looks like a little bitty brain? Well some people reckon that your food looks like what it’s good for. So, eat those walnuts to keep your beautiful brain happy and healthy (it’s mostly made of fat!).