Nuts are a great source of protein, fibre, minerals and vitamins with a host of health benefits. Because they contain polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, a handful of nuts can aid satiety, leaving you feeling fuller for longer and so they make for a great snack.
Having nuts in your diet has also been linked to reducing the risk of developing heart disease or type 2 diabetes.
Up your intake by:
- Adding almonds to smoothies
- Strewing roasted (unsalted) nuts over salads and stirfries
- Mixing crushed nuts into dips and pâtés
- Adding some to your yoghurt or muesli
Want to know which nuts to eat? We found this nifty nutrient composition chart on http://www.nutsforlife.com.au/.