Thursday, 25 February 2010

Are You Nutty Enough?!

Nuts are one of nature's finest snack foods, delicious, satisfying and full of goodness!

They have many health benefits, which include:

  • They are high in fibre, which helps you stay feeling full for longer, and speeds up the rate at which food moves through your body.

  • They are a good source of protein, as most vegetarians already know, which is essential ofr all cells in the body, including the chemicals which affect your mood and mental health

  • They are also a good source of essential fatty acids (good fats) which are really important for good mental health

  • They contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals (which varies between different varieties) - these include several of the B vitamins, vitamin E and Selenium.

As the amount of nutrients varies between varieties of nuts, a good way to get a good balance is to eat an assortment of mixed nuts (and seeds, I will cover these in another post). Unsalted are best.

I will be covering all the different vitamins and minerals and their health benefits in further articles if you would like to know more.


  1. I love nuts but recently I have found that I might be developing an allergy to them...I've always wondered why so many people seem to have an allergy to nuts?

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  3. I have nominated you for a sunshine blog award.

    Emma xx