Happy National Nut Day! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to crunch down on some of your favorite nuts. Did you know that nuts provide many benefits to your health? Set aside some time today to learn about how your favorite crunchy treat is benefiting your health. You may just end up deciding to add another type of nut to your diet!
This nutrient packed nut makes the list as one of the world’s healthiest foods. Alongside their impressive nutrient profile, it is also loaded with antioxidants! The powerful antioxidants lie in the brown layer of the skin, so it is best if you don’t remove it before eating. You may also be surprised to know that almonds are among the world’s best source of Vitamin E. Just one ounce of almonds provide 37% of recommended daily intake! Almonds also prove to be a great addition to your diet if you struggle with blood sugar control or unhealthy blood pressure levels. This is due to almonds high amount of magnesium. We can think of a reason not to add this super powered nut to your diet!
Although cashews are low in fiber, they are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which are important for maintaining good health. Some people may stray away from cashews because they think they are too high in fat. No need to fear! Cashews provide healthy fats. These are different from animal fats and are actually a great way to help manage your weight when eaten in proper portions. Cashews contains vitamins and minerals that are great for heart, blood, and eye health. Don’t fear the cashew, dig in!
Pistachios contain more potassium and vitamin K per serving than any other nut. They are also very high in vitamin B-6, providing 25% daily value from just one ounce! Compared to other nuts pistachios contain a high amount of protein (6g per 1 ounce). Fat content in pistachios is also the lowest compared to other nuts. Just as almonds and cashews, the healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals found in pistachios provide many benefits to your health including heart health and weight management.
Did you learn something new about your favorite nut? We hope you did! Feel great about enjoying a healthy snack today in celebration of National Nut Day!