It’s time for you to say goodbye to the low-fat craze and reap the benefits of healthy fats found in nuts. Read on to find out why...
It’s recommended that you eat a handful of nuts (30g) each day to reap their health benefits, yet most people most don’t. Why? The high-fat content of nuts has been given a hard time and people tend to think they’ll make you gain weight. However, a large number of clinical trials have proven this to be untrue.
In fact, a large European study has just found that a Mediterranean diet* enriched with 30g of mixed nuts each day has a number of health benefits. These include:
*A Mediterranean diet typically consists of plenty of fruit, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, fish, seafood, olive oil for cooking and dressings, small amounts of meat and dairy, and moderate amount of alcohol, mainly red wine.
A handful of nuts each day will benefit everyone, not just those consuming a Mediterranean style-diet. The key point is to include a handful of nuts rather than an entire bag! Choose unsalted nuts to keep sodium intake down.
There are a number of ways you can add a handful of nuts to your daily diet: