Studies have shown that eating nuts can protect against heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. But with so many varieties, which ones are the star performers?
Good for cancer fighting.
Rich in healthy monounsaturated fat, almonds also boast high levels of antioxidants which help protect against cancer-causing cell damage.
160 calories (*per 1oz)
4g Fat (*per 1oz)
Good for a healthy heart.
Packed with beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts are known to help the cardiovascular system. Research shows that eating nuts five or more times a week can cut heart disease risk by up to 50 per cent.
Good for libido and reducing anxiety.
The magnesium in cashews can help regulate mood swings and ease anxiety. Plus their zinc component increase testosterone levels, boosting sex drive in both men and women.
Good for having a healthy baby.
These nuts are high in folate (folic acid) a vitamin that protects against birth defects. So it’s a good idea to snack on these before and after you conceive!