Did you know that nuts offer protection from disease and strokes? Although high in calories and good fats, as part of a healthy diet, nuts can lower inflammation, and may even help you lose weight!
The holidays used to be the only time we ate nuts you had to crack. We always had a bowl of mixed nuts on the table at Christmas time when I was a kid. I remember when I was young and me and my bestie next door would fight over who got the Brazil nuts (which she called something I can’t repeat here).
When I started studying diets like Paleo and Keto, I learned how important the inclusion of nuts in our diets were. Plus, people on keto need a source of good fats, so snacking on small amounts of nuts fills that bill. Pecans, walnuts, and Macadamias are the lowest in carbs believe that or not! Brazil nuts have the fewest at 3 carbs per 28 oz. serving.
Nuts add vitamins and minerals, can lower cholesterol, and are a great snack for people with Diabetes and according to Healthline.com: Eating nuts may help reduce risk factors for
many chronic diseases, including heart disease and diabetes. They are also a good source of protein and fiber.
I have a hard time just eating a handful of plain nuts, so I usually season or spice them, or I include them in other recipes. Lots of time I add something like a handful of walnuts to my morning yogurt (sugar-free of course) or chia pudding. But my friends and family like me to make my keto snack, Maple Nut Crunch and Munch, which they call crack, lol. It’s actually a recipe I modified from the site Resolution Eats.
You can find more info on nuts and their benefits on the Healthline website and be sure to check out my Pinterest board for lots of tasty recipes.
2 thoughts on “A Case for Nuts”
Interesting, I didn’t know Macadamia nuts were that low in carbs. We had a big tree in our yard in CA – really miss it. We got 30-40 pounds of nuts every year.
My grandpa used to make homemade chocolate ice cream with chopped walnuts in it. The ice cream probably canceled what good the nuts did. 😁. I can eat nuts any time for snacks…probanbly too many.
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That’s my brother too, a handful is never enough with him 😂