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5 Nuts that Pack the Biggest Health Punch

Filed Under: Health Foods,Superfoods at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
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“Going nuts” isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, when it comes to nutritional value, nuts are the way to go! Considered by many as a healthy snack, nuts contain a variety of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that can really make a difference on your diet. If you are not sure which one you should shop, here is a quick view of 5 nuts that pack the biggest health punch.

1. Cashews

Delicious cashews are an excellent source of essential minerals such as magnesium, iron, and copper. High in unsaturated fat, a single serving of cashews provides 4 grams of protein as well as omega-3, omega-6, and vitamin K.

2. Peanuts

Peanuts may get a bad reputation due to its high amount of calories but this popular snack is also packed with healthy nutrients. Peanuts contain about 7 grams of protein per serving and are a good source of vitamins such as niacin, B6, and vitamin E. Additionally, the magnesium content in peanuts has been linked to cardiovascular health.

3. Pistachios

Low fat, low carb, and loaded with vitamins and minerals. That’s the perfect combination everyone is looking for in a snack and pistachios are just the perfect fit. An excellent source of vitamin B6, copper and manganese, pistachios contain other essential vitamins and minerals that may be helpful for improving health condition as well as aiding in weight management.

4. Walnuts

Known to help cholesterol support, walnuts contain a very high amount of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant-based omega-3 essential fatty acid, known for its anti-inflammatory properties and role in heart health. Walnuts also provide 4 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber as well as minerals like magnesium and phosphorous.

5. Almonds

A great source of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, copper, and iron, almonds contain about 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per serving. These delicious nuts are also a great source of vitamins, particularly vitamin E (alpha tocopherol).

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5 Responses to “5 Nuts that Pack the Biggest Health Punch”

  1. barbie edwards says:

    why no sprouted nuts?

  2. Mary Stock says:

    I am a health and diet expert and have been asked this many times. So, I researched it. Sprouted nuts contain about half the nutrition of the same nut when it’s not sprouted. So you have to eat twice as many as you do the regular nuts to get the same amount of nutrition. This is a recently adopted sales gimmick. Notice that the price is about twice as high, too.

  3. Mary Stock says:

    P.S. Brazil nuts have a great amount of nutrition and are on Whole Foods’ list for top-ten nutritious nuts. They would be a good addition to this list of nuts.

  4. DrMaat says:

    I am surprised that you include the peanut as a healthy nut considereing the number f peopel who are allergic to it or affected by the fungus aflatoxin that it contains. Now suirrels are eating it and noonger toch the healthier walnut, but despite our categorizing by some as having animlaistic nature, we do not need to adapt to the peanut or hoard food like squirrels and ants. Sprouted nuts are more digestible. I eat raw nuts, sprouted or not, but find the sprouted nut beter for digestive purposes. I sometimes sprout my own such as cashews, sunflower seeds. Walnuts and pecans do not sprout well, and cost as much as meat. I am a vegan. Thanks barbie edwards for asking the question.

  5. IBRAHIM says:

    How much of the nuts can we have in a gfiven day?

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