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The power of nuts

Five reasons to go nuts for nuts

1. Good fats

Nuts provide loads of ‘good fats’ – healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are the majority of their fat content.

2. Protein

Nuts range from 9-20% protein so they’re great for vegetarians, or anyone looking for an alternative protein source!

3. Fibre

Nuts are generally a good source of dietary fibre, which helps keep you regular as part of a healthy balanced diet.

4. Other essential nutrients

Nuts are often jam-packed with nutrition. For example, almonds contain protein, calcium and vitamin E, cashews have plant-based iron and are low GI, and macadamias are high in monounsaturated fats, thiamin and manganese.

5. Friends with fruit

Nuts are a perfect complement to the natural goodness of fruit, and they taste great together.

 

HOW MANY NUTS MAKE UP A ‘HEALTHY HANDFUL’?

A ‘healthy handful’ – the optimal amount for a snack – would be: