Although nuts sometimes get a bad press because of their high calorie content, they still pack an impressive nutritional punch and, eaten in small amounts, they are one of the healthiest snacks that you can find. Regular consumption of nuts can lower cholesterol, fight disease, and keep your digestive system in good working order. Nuts are so good for you that, in one study that was published in Journal of Medicine, researchers suggested that eating a handful of nuts a day could extend your life. Read on, and we’ll explain which of the nuts are best for your health and what benefits each one provides.
1. Cashew nuts
Although cashew nuts are relatively low in fibre, compared to other nuts, they are high in unsaturated fats and they provide an excellent source of vitamins minerals and antioxidants. They contain less fat than most other nuts and one serving will provide you with nearly 100% of your daily recommended amount of copper, which is used in a wide range of the body’s physiological processes.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE