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How Many Nuts Make A Healthy Snack

UPDATED 24.08.16

Any nutritionist will tell you nuts are a healthy snack choice. A source of protein and fatty acids, they help boost energy levels, regulate cholesterol and contribute to better brain function, so what's not to love? 

While nuts are a far more preferable option than snacks high in sugar and saturated fats, their calorie count is often a lot higher than you might think so exercising portion control to keep them on the right side of healthy is important. Want to know specifics? See below to find out...
 
Almonds
Number: 14
Benefits: Bursting with healthy fats, fibre and protein, almonds are also a great source of magnesium and Vitamin E. 

Pecan halves
Number: 10
Benefits: Packed full of 19 vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, calcium and folic acid, pecans are a rich source of energy.

Brazil nuts
Number: 3
Benefits: Brazil nuts are a good source of selenium, the mineral responsible for healthy thyroid function.

Macadamia nuts
Number: 5
Benefits: Another strong all-rounder, macadamia nuts contain two grams of protein per serving, as well as the likes of calcium, antioxidant selenium and iron.

Cashews
Number: 10
Benefits: While cashews contain less fibre than other nuts, they offer plenty of vital vitamins and minerals, from zinc to phosphorus, as well as antioxidants.

Peanuts
Number: 17
Benefits: Unsalted peanuts contain plenty of nutrients to help ward off heart disease, including magnesium, niacin and copper.

Pine nuts
Number: 77
Benefits: Full of anti-ageing antioxidants, pine nuts also contain energy-boosting protein, and heart-friendly monounsaturated fat.

Pistachios
Number: 30
Benefits: Pistachios contain fewer calories but more potassium and Vitamin K than other options, and have also been shown to help ward off the likes of Diabetes and hypertension.

The portions above relate to a healthy 100 calorie serving. 
 

 

 

 

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