ARE YOU NUTS?!
Serving Size: Approx. 6-10 Nuts
Just one brazil nut contains more than a day’s worth, so you get a huge health benefit for approximately 30 calories. This nut contains a mineral crucial for thyroid health called selenium. Beware however, there is such a thing as too much selenium. Make this nut a “rare” treat.
Serving Size: Approx. 15 Nuts
Not only are walnuts a great source of fiber, protein, and magnesium, they also contain a high level of alpha-linolenic acid; a brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acid.
Serving Size: Approx. 20 Halves
There is a reason why men love pecans. Pecan are found in a type of plant sterol called beta-sitosterol. This rich substance is believed to not only lower cholesterol, but to contribute to prostate health as well.
Serving Size: Approx. 50 Nuts
These delicious nuts actually have fewer calories per nut than most varieties. What is amazing about pistachios are not only are they rich in lutein, an antioxidant found in leafy greens (very important for skin and vision), just one serving alone contains just as much potassium as a small banana.
Serving Size: Approx. 23-25 Nuts
Almonds are a fitness competitors best friend. They assist in lowering cholesterol, and are more fibrous than any other nut listed on this page, as well as most varieties. Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E.