July 01, 2022

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Why Nuts Are Good For Your Health

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Photo credit – Nuts.com

1. Nuts Are a Great Source of Many Nutrients

Nuts are highly nutritious. One ounce (28 grams) of mixed nuts contains

  • Calories: 173
  • Protein: 5 grams
  • Fat: 16 grams, including 9 grams of monounsaturated fat
  • Carbs: 6 grams
  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Vitamin E: 12% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 16% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 13% of the RDI
  • Copper: 23% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 26% of the RDI
  • Selenium: 56% of the RDI

Some nuts have higher amounts of certain nutrients than others. For instance, just one Brazil nut provides more than 100% of the RDI for selenium

The carb content of nuts is highly variable. Hazelnuts, macadamia nuts and Brazil nuts have less than 2 grams of digestible carbs per serving, while cashews have almost 8 digestible carbs per serving.

That being said, nuts are generally an excellent food to eat on a low-carb diet.

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