If you understand the nuts reference in the title, kudos for being aware of one of the funniest videos on the internet.
If you aren’t familiar I’ll link the video for you to enjoy a brief laugh (here).
On a more serious note, if you haven’t already, you should definitely consider adding nuts to your diet.
I’m glad you asked. In my typical fashion, I will now provide you the benefits of eating nuts.
1) They make you feel full
Basically, you can eat a moderate amount of nuts opposed to a full plate of food (carbohydrates specifically) and experience the same satiety (fullness).
This is because they have lots of fats, fiber and protein. These key ingredients tend to make you feel full, even though there is a lesser quantity. Doesn’t this sound like a better alternative than gorging on carbs all day?
2) They have lots of GOOD fats
Good Fats? What are those?
These good fats are known as the polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. These fats can decrease ldl cholesterol (“bad cholesterol”) and lower blood cholesterol in general.
This is important to know because if you have high blood cholesterol, you’re at a greater risk for developing heart disease.
3) Can you give us a list of nuts?
Of course, I can. There’s plenty to choose from.
|Type of Nut||Average Amount of Calories|
Don’t forget to pick these up on your next trip to the grocery store.
4) How to eat nuts?
The choice is yours really. There really isn’t a wrong way to eat nuts unless you have an allergy (if you do, stay away from them).
One option is to snack on them. You can grab a handful and start chomping away. If you decide to buy packaged nuts, I caution you to check the label to confirm that there are no additives (sugar or salt).
Option two is to scatter them over your regular food. The good thing is different types work well with salads, sandwiches, and cereal. By scattering, you can ensure better taste and increase your chances of consumption.
Lastly, you can substitute them for meat. Yep, if you are looking to reduce your meat consumption, try substituting almonds or pistachios in its place. There are plenty of vegetarian recipes that swaps out meat and replaces it with nuts to create a delicious meal. Don’t be afraid to try something new.
Are you willing to add these to your diet? Pretty sure they would go nicely with some coffee in the morning?
Remember the point of these posts is not to just inform you but to help you improve your overall health. Let me know below if you’re finding any of this information helpful or if you have some healthy food suggestions that you would like to share.
As always thanks for reading.
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Drayer, L. (March 2017). Are nuts healthy? CNN. Retrieved from https://www.cnn.com/2017/03/10/health/are-nuts-healthy-food-drayer/index.html
Robertson R. (September 2018). The Top 9 Nuts to Eat for Better Health. Healthline. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/9-healthy-nuts