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What Does 100 Calories Of Nuts Really Look Like?

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UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2017

According to a recent survey, 26% of us opt for nuts over any other snack. But while nuts are a healthier option than sugar-laden processed foods, their calorie count is often a lot higher than you might think…. So next time you go for a nutty snack keep in mind this 100 calories guide.

Almonds
How many?
14 for 100 calories
What are the benefits? Brimming with healthy fats, fibre and protein (6g per handful-sized serving), almonds are also a great source of magnesium and vitamin E. A daily portion has been proven to lower cholesterol levels, reduce belly fat and help you to feel fuller so you eat less at later meals.

Pecan Halves
How many?
10 for 100 calories
What are the benefits? With a naturally sweet taste and a hefty fibre content, a handful of pecans will satisfy sweet cravings and keep you fuller for longer. Pecans are packed with 19 different vitamins and minerals, but are higher in fat than other nuts, so keep an eye on portion size.

Brazil Nuts
How many?
 Three for 100 calories
What are the benefits? Just three Brazil nuts will provide all the selenium you need for the day, helping to support immunity and healthy thyroid function. Selenium can also help to improve mood and well-being.

Macadamia Nuts
How many?
 Five for 100 calories
What are the benefits? Although macadamias are higher in fat than other nuts, they have more healthy mono-unsaturated fat – the same kind as in avocados and olive oil. They also also a good source of fibre, magnesium, calcium and potassium. However, with just two grams of protein per serving, pair a handful with a piece of fruit for a more satiating snack.

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Cashews
How many?
10 for 100 calories
What are the benefits? Along with being the most magnesium-rich of the nut family (helping to ease PMS, keep muscles strong and immune systems hardy), cashews are a useful source of minerals like iron and zinc, making them a great choice for vegetarians.

Peanuts

How many? 17 for 100 calories
What are the benefits? Despite not actually being a nut (they’re a legume), peanuts are packed with niacin and vitamin B3, which can help ward off tiredness and fatigue. Avoid salted or dry roasted varieties and instead have peanut butter for breakfast – research suggests this can raise levels of appetite-supressing hormones and help to control blood sugar for 12 hours.

Pine Nuts
How Many?
77 for 100 calories
What are the benefits? Pine nuts are full of anti-ageing antioxidants and energy-boosting protein and heart-friendly mono-unsaturated fat as well as plenty of vitamin K, which supports healthy bones, zinc, which is essential for skin health.

Pistachios
How Many?
30 for 100 calories
What are the benefits? Rich in vitamin B6, these green nuts will keep hormones balanced. They’re also the only nut to contain decent levels of lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that play a vital role in protecting the eyes.

Inspiration Credits: PureVege.com, WomensHealth5ws.com, OliveMagazine.com
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