NUTritious: What are the Health Benefits of Different Nuts?

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Nuts are tasty snack foods known to have a tough shell that protects an edible kernel. These nutritious snacks are a great alternative for chips and other salty cravings! Here's a sneak peek of just some of the amazing benefits that they can provide our bodies with when eaten as part of a regular diet!

Why should you start eating these different nuts?

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  • Almonds. Out of all the nuts, almond has one of the highest fiber counts and is also rich in protein. Serving as a great alternative to potato chips and pretzels, you should definitely try out these snacks during your next snack time!

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  • Cashews. Known for its creamy texture, cashews make a great addition to many snacks and dishes. They are a good source of iron and magnesium and contain healthy fats, fiber, as well as protein.

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  • Peanuts. These nuts are a great snack option for those looking to reduce carbohydrates and increase healthful fat intake. Peanuts are rich in protein and also serve as a good source of healthy fats and fiber.

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  • Pistachios. Known to be a healthy source of fatty acids and antioxidants, pistachios are the next nut on our list that you don't want to miss! They are rich in protein, and other vital micronutrients such as manganese, folate (vitamin B9), and vitamin K.

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  • Walnuts. Known to be called "brain food," eating walnuts may improve cognitive function, as well as reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. This nut is also rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.

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We hope that you now know more about the health benefits of these NUTritious nuts! Check out the nuts and other snacks we have available at Safe Select to complete your next snacking experience! You can get 15% off all our available nuts and snacks from the 14th until the 27th of March 2022!

References:

[1] https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323042#six-most-healthful-nuts 

[2] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/9-healthy-nuts#1.-Almonds

 

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