Nuts. A Nut-rient Powerhouse.

nuts Aug 21, 2020

Nuts are a nutritious source of fuel for our bodies and can reduce the risk of chronic disease! Each day we generally want to aim for a small handful of nuts.  There are a variety of nuts, which can include:

What makes nuts so healthy?

  • They contain fibre, which helps us feel full.
  • They contain polyphenols (antioxidants), which fight cancer and inflammation in the body.
  • They promote good gut health.
  • They are a reasonable source of protein.
  • They are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat.

What do I need to consider?

  • How many nuts am I consuming?
    • ½ a cup of nuts equates to 2000kJs.
  • Are my nuts salted?
    • Salt can increase your blood pressure.
  • Are my nuts coated in chocolate or yoghurt?
    • Coated nuts increase your energy intake.
  • Are my nuts old?
    • Old nuts can trigger an inflammatory response.

How can I use nuts in cooking?

  • Sprinkle nuts through a salad.
  • Throw nuts through a stir fry.
  • Snack on a small handful of nuts.
  • Mix nuts through porridge.


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