Nuts are a very popular and convenient food and they have many health benefits including being a great source of healthy fats. They make a lovely snack on their own or mixed with dried fruit and seeds. They also work well in a smoothie or as a yummy crunchy topping for your morning porridge.
As they are so tasty, versatile and have a high nutritional value, a regular handful as part of your diet may be a good idea. Nuts are high in calories, and a handful by themselves is fine, that said, they quickly become unhealthy when paired with sugary or salty mixes or you go beyond a handful.
Below are a few reasons to go ‘nuts for nuts’ that usually go along with the festive season:
Amazonian people prize them for their nutritional value; high in protein, carbohydrates, and good fats. Fun fact; They one of the tallest trees in the Amazon and each fruit contains approximately 24 seeds and those are Brazil nuts.
Hazelnuts are very good for you, they have great sources of vitamins A and B along with dietary fibre. They also help raise the good cholesterol whilst helping to lower the bad. So, a handful of Hazelnuts can be guilt-free and do you some good.
Walnuts, the ones that look like brains. They have a lot of vitamin E and healthy fats. Some reports claim that they also help with depression as they contain omega 3 oils which are known to raise serotonin levels in the brain.
Walnuts also have a higher level of antioxidants than any other nut which may help with the fight against heart disease, cancer, and premature aging.
A healthy food delivery from Balance Box delivered to your door contains our popular ‘Trail Bar’ which contains a lovely mix of fruit and nuts.