The Health Benefits Of Nuts

Eating nuts every day as part of a balanced diet can be great for your health.

And although nuts can be a perfect source of good fats and protein, they should not be added on to everything else that you eat.

Eating nuts as part of any diet may reduce your risk of heart disease and support immune health, among other benefits.

Let’s discuss the health benefits of nuts.

The Health Benefits of Nuts

What are the Health Benefits of Eating Nuts?

Nuts like almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and hazelnuts are a great source of nutrients such as protein, fat, fibre, vitamins, and minerals.

When eaten as part of a balanced diet, eating nuts may reduce your risk of heart disease and support immune health.


Eating a Healthy Diet That Includes Nuts May:

  • Decrease the risk of blood clots.
  • Lower the risk of high blood pressure.
  • Lower the risk of heart disease.
  • Improve artery function and health.
  • Reduce inflammation related to heart disease.

What are the Healthiest Nuts to Eat?

  • Almonds.
  • Brazil nuts.
  • Cashews.
  • Chestnuts.
  • Hazelnuts.
  • Macadamia nuts.
  • Pecans.
  • Pine nuts.


Is it OK to Eat Nuts Every Day?

Eating nuts every day as part of a balanced diet is good for your health. Just make sure you don’t overdo it, since nuts are high in calories.

As mentioned nuts contain nutrients, minerals and healthy fats that not only make them a great snack, but also means they’re a heart-healthy food.

What Nut has the Most Protein?

With 9.5 grams of protein per 1/4 cup (37 grams), peanuts score highest on the list in terms of protein content.

Anaphylaxis: A Life Threatening Situation

Peanut allergy is the most common cause of food-induced anaphylaxis, a serious medical emergency that requires treatment with an epinephrine (adrenaline) auto-injector (EpiPen) and a trip to the emergency room. Anaphylaxis signs and symptoms include:

  • Constriction of airways.
  • Swelling of the throat, making it hard to breathe.
  • A severe drop in blood pressure.
  • Rapid pulse.
  • Dizziness.
  • Lightheadedness, potential loss of consciousness.

Some Peanut Butter Alternatives

  • Sunflower butter.
  • Almond butter.
  • Soy butter.
  • Pea butter.

What is the Healthiest Peanut Butter Alternative?

When it comes to nut butters, almond butter is the best in providing the most nutrients.

Almond butter has about the same texture as peanut butter, but offers even more monounsaturated fats per serving, making it great for your heart and reduces your risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

Is Almond Butter Healthier Than Peanut Butter?

Almond butter can be considered slightly healthier than peanut butter because it has more vitamins, minerals, and fibre.

Both of these nut butters are roughly equal in calories and sugar, but peanut butter has more protein than almond butter.


Are Nuts Healthier Than Meat?

Nuts are low in saturated fat, so consuming them instead of animal protein sources can help lower your LDL, or bad cholesterol. They add fibre, potassium, and calcium to your diet.

Although nuts are considered a healthy protein, you can’t just substitute nuts for meat, ounce for ounce. For example, a lean 4-ounce chicken filet has around 100 calories, but 4 ounces of walnuts contains 740 calories.


What Nuts are Best for Weight Loss?

The following nuts are rich in several essential nutrients that help promote weight loss. The five best nuts that can help you lose weight are:

  • Almonds.
  • Cashews.
  • Pistachios.
  • Hazelnuts.
  • Walnuts.


Final Thoughts:

Nuts can be a great source of important nutrients, healthy fats, and protein.

They can make great additions to salads and side dishes, adding crunchy tastiness.

Make sure to consume nuts in a way that delivers health benefits without the weight gain. Take care in limiting portions. Eat nuts instead of, and not in addition to, certain other foods.

Due to some people’s severe food allergies to peanuts, peanut alternatives should often be considered by all of us, especially when eating outside of the home or packing for children’s lunches at school.

Sunflower butter is a good option for those who are allergic to not just peanuts but also tree nuts, and almond butter has also become a very popular spread.

I’ve personally found peanut alternatives to be equally as delicious, and as we’ve seen they are equally as nutritious.

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