Nuts are nutrients that are rich in many healthy compounds. These bite-size nutritional powerhouses are packed with:
- Protein (plant-based)
- Heart- Healthy Fats (E.g. Omega-3- Fatty Acids)
Nuts have a wide-range of health benefits and moderate consumption has been proved to be beneficial at reducing some health outcomes, including:
- Cardiovascular Risk Factors
- Metabolic Risk Factors
Nuts are also linked with increased brain function. The nutritional breakdown is not the same for all nuts, and some of the best nuts to consume are almonds, pistachios, cashews, walnuts, and pecans. When it comes to consuming nuts variety is BEST. It is recommended that you consume a variety of different nuts in order to benefits from all of the nutrients that nuts have to offer. Let’s get healthy Magna!
TIP: Be aware of the nuts you are consuming, AVOID nuts that have been soaked, dried, or cooked with unhealthy additives (e.g. salt, sugar).