Although nuts are healthy snack options, they are usually high in fat, the fat they contain is a healthy type. They’re also good sources of fibre and protein.
Each nut variety contains its own unique combination of nutrients and is generally rich in a few nutrients such as:
Nuts are energy dense so you do need to limit them to a small amount. They do suppress the appetite so they are a good way to keep you full.
You won’t gain weight eating a small amount of nuts but if you are trying to lose weight then best skip them until you get to your target weight.
A healthy daily intake of nuts is 30g (a small handful) or approximately:
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