Friday, 31 July 2015

Go Nuts for Nuts!

We all love a good piece of fruit. But sometimes, just sometimes, we want something a bit more....nutty. Nuts are excellent snacks, and have all sorts of amazing benefits...

Pistachios for a satisfying snack

If you are really hungry, crack open some pistachios. Not only is it fun to crack the shells, you will also get more pistachios in a 1-ounce serving than any other nut: 49 pistachio kernels versus 23 almonds, 14 walnut halves, or 18 cashews. 

Pine nuts for appetite suppression

These little treats, though high in oil, have been studied for their appetite suppressing qualities. Throw some in a salad or top your pasta with some pesto.

Almonds for weight loss

If weight loss is your goal, try a handful of almonds. WebMD reports that several studies on almonds showed that, even when calorie counts are the same, diets that included almonds seemed to help people shed more pounds. (But we’re not making any promises!)

Walnuts for omega-3s

Walnuts are one of the few non-fish sources of this beneficial nutrient. Walnuts contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that is similar to the one found in salmon and herring. Lightly toasted walnuts are delicious on salads.

Warning: Don't go too nuts.
Nuts, in general, are calorie dense—160-200 calories per ounce—enjoy in moderation!

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