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Three Types of Nuts That You Should Be Eating for Optimal Health

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If we want to feel satisfied and cut unnecessary calories from our daily intake, almonds have long been our go-to snack. With plenty of protein and vitamin E, almonds are certainly a powerhouse nut that anyone would benefit from. Yet, almonds aren’t the only healthy nuts out there that deserve a space in your pantry. Read on to discover three different types of nuts, which are extremely nutritious.


Nutrition Facts (1 oz, about 28 g or 49 kernels): 160 calories, 13 g total fat, 8 g total carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 2 g total sugars, 6 g protein

Did you know that pistachios are one of the most protein-rich nuts out there and that 90 percent of their fats are the better-for-you mono- and polyunsaturated types? Plus, there are more nuts per serving of pistachios, so if you like to eat fistful after fistful, you’ll be happier with this serving size.

Brazil Nuts

Nutrition Facts (1 oz, about 28 g or 6 kernels): 187 calories, 19 g total fat, 3 g total carbohydrate, 1 g total sugar, 2 g dietary fiber, 4 g protein

Brazil nuts are noted for their delicate taste and density of antioxidants and vitamins. They are especially healthy thanks to their selenium content, a nutrient that has many antioxidant properties and can help protect the body from oxidative damage and infection.


Nutrition Facts (1 oz, about 28 g or 14 halves): 190 calories, 18 g total fat, 4 g total carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 1 g total sugar, 4 g protein

Walnuts have a ton of nutrients! They are rich in plant-based omega-3s and prebiotics, the latter of which feed good bacteria in your gut and help regulate digestion. Walnuts are also rich in polyphenol, which is linked to lower levels of bad cholesterol and can improve disease and health outcomes.

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