Nuts are a great source of heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. If you eat no more than a couple of ounces a day, they can be a healthy addition to your diet. Plus, because eating nuts tends to make you feel fuller, on top of their health benefits, they can actually help you lose weight.
Here are the three best nuts to eat if you are trying to lose weight:
1) Almonds. One ounce of almonds (about 23 nuts) contains approximately 160 calories; 6 grams of protein; and 14 grams of fat.
2) Cashews. One ounce of cashews (16 to 18 nuts) contains approximately 160 calories; 5 grams of protein; and 13 grams of fat.
3) Pistachios. One ounce of pistachios (about 49 nuts) contains approximately 160 calories; 6 grams of protein; and 13 grams of fat.
Make sure you the nuts you buy are raw and dry-roasted. And don’t feel you have to eat nuts on their own. They are a perfect addition to salads, yogurt, fruit and smoothies (if you have a high speed blender.)