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...
Benefits: Bursting with healthy fats, fibre and protein, almonds are also a great source of magnesium and Vitamin E.
Benefits: Packed full of 19 vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, calcium and folic acid, pecans are a rich source of energy.
Benefits: Brazil nuts are a good source of selenium, the mineral responsible for healthy thyroid function.
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.
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.
Benefits: Unsalted peanuts contain plenty of nutrients to help ward off heart disease, including magnesium, niacin and copper.
Benefits: Full of anti-ageing antioxidants, pine nuts also contain energy-boosting protein, and heart-friendly monounsaturated fat.
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.