Are Nuts Healthy? Which Are the Healthiest Nuts?

Are Nuts Healthy? Which Are the Healthiest Nuts?Are nuts healthy? If so, which are the healthiest nuts?

Maybe you’re wondering if nuts are good for you. Do they make you fat, due to their high fat content?

This belief is common, but incorrect. A new review has shown that people who include nuts in their diets actually lost a small amount of weight and 1/2″ waist size.

Do Nuts Make You Fat?

One study comparing those who ate a low-calorie diet that included either almonds or complex carbs found that the almond group had a:

  • 62 percent greater reduction in their weight
  • 50 percent greater reduction in waist circumference
  • 56 percent greater reduction in body fat

So choose nuts over the much-touted complex carbs!

Which Are the Healthiest Nuts?

Are Peanuts Healthy?

Peanuts are technically a legume, heavily pesticide-laden, and often contaminated with the carcinogenic mold aflatoxin. Avoid peanuts.

Are Macadamia Nuts Healthy?

Raw macadamia nuts are a powerhouse, containing a wide variety of critical nutrients including high amounts of vitamin B1, magnesium, manganese, and healthful monounsaturated fat. They’re also relatively low in carbs and protein, and high in olieic acid, omega-9 monounsaturated fatty acid, which is the same fatty acid found in olive oil.

Are Walnuts Healthy?

Walnuts are good sources of plant-based omega-3 fats, natural phytosterols, and antioxidants that are powerful at scavenging free radicals. Plus, walnuts may help reduce the risk of prostate and breast cancer. They’ve also been shown to reverse brain aging in rats and boost heart health in people with diabetes.

Are Almonds Healthy?

One of the healthiest aspects of almonds is their skins, as they are rich in antioxidants including phenols, flavonoids, and phenolic acids, which are typically found in vegetables and fruit. A one-ounce serving of almonds has a similar amount of polyphenols as a cup of steamed broccoli or green tea. Eat almonds!

Are Pecans Healthy?

One of my personal favorites, pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals, and research has shown they may help lower LDL cholesterol and promote healthy arteries.

Are Brazil Nuts Healthy?

Brazil nuts are an excellent source of organic selenium, a powerful antioxidant-boosting mineral that may help prevent cancer.


So what do you think – are nuts healthy? Will you add raw, organic nuts to your diet? Please share if you enjoyed this info on the healthiest nuts!

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About Louise Myers

Louise Myers discovered the benefits of the no-grain diet years ago with Dr. Mercola's book of the same name. Over the years, the diet name has changed from Protein Metabolic Type to Atkins Diet, Low Carb Diet, and now Caveman or Paleo Diet - but the benefits have remained. She hopes to pique your interest so you'll try it too! Check out her main site for valuable tips on social media and graphics.

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