The power of nuts and protein
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.
Nuts range from 9-20% protein so they’re great for vegetarians, or anyone looking for an alternative protein source.
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:
Putting protein to work for your body
Sure, it helps build muscles, but protein does a lot more than just help you get buff. It gives you energy and helps your body maintain and repair muscle tissue. And protein doesn’t just come from meat, eggs and other animal products – you can get it from the oats, nuts and seeds in our products too.
How much protein do I need?
A good way to get your daily recommended intake is to start with a cereal that contains protein and add some seeds or nuts. Plus you can choose snacks with protein like Uncle Tobys Oats and Milk muesli bars, with 5g per bar