Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Nuts about Nuts


Not only are they packed with protein, fibre and essential fats, they are very tasty.  In alphabetical order here are my top 4:

ALMONDS - calcium-rich almonds are a good choice to ensure you're getting enough of this bone-building mineral and are high in vitamin E, a nutrient which helps to improve the condition and appearance of your skin.

BRAZIL NUTS - are great for people with low thyroid function, they are a good source of the mineral selenium, which we need to produce the active thyroid hormone. Selenium also supports immunity and helps wounds to heal.

CASHEWS - are a great choice for vegetarians because of their protein, iron and zinc.  They're also rich in the mineral magnesium, which is thought to improve recall and delay, age-related memory loss.

PISTACHIOS - are rich in vitamin B6, which is important for keeping hormones balanced, (pistachios are a good women with problem periods) and their shells can be used for crafts :)



  1. mmm...nuts. I like macadamia nuts because they're fun to say.

  2. Cashew with yoghurt, banana and honey - my favourite breakfast

  3. Happy birthday to your mother!
    Nuts are high in fat, so moderation is the key.

  4. It's so hard to eat just a handful, but they are excellent for protein.

  5. And all four of those will send me to the hospital in anaphylactic shock. lol The only nuts I can eat are peanuts and walnuts.

  6. I love all these nuts and eat them regularly. Funny about the pistachios. My mom had a whole container full of them and I know she could make something from them