Everyone knows nuts are good for us, right? But why? I hear so much confusing ‘advice’ about nuts everywhere, so here is my comprehensive guide. They really are only slightly different – yet packed full of healthy nutrients and vitamins. They’re a must in my diet – I can’t live without them! Just remember – always try to have nuts RAW where you can. They’re not so healthy after they’ve been coated with salt, monosodium glutamate and other nasties.
Almonds, Cashews, Pistachios – Contain Omega 3 Fatty Acids (hair, nails, skin), protein and fibre (which helps keep you full).
Peanuts – Full of Vitamin E and folate which is vital for brain development and foetal development in pregnant women.
Brazil Nuts – One of my personal favourites! Packed with Selenium and good fats.
My main reason for eating nuts is their nutritious qualities for skin and hair. I notice a big difference if I go without them for a few days. They’re also yummy and full of energy so I always have them handy as a snack when I’m on the go.
There really is no need to be confused about nuts. Some people avoid them as they are high in calories and fat, yet really they are similar to any other food in that in moderation, they are absolutely fine and full of added nutrients. What’s not to love?!