It’s not news to most of us that nuts are good for you. Furthermore, you probably already know that nuts are a great source of protein and healthy plant fatty acids, as well as a multitude of vitamins and minerals that your body craves so much. And while that’s all fine and dandy, why not go beyond this blanket statement and find out which nuts are the healthiest, and most importantly, why? Since each nut variety has its own nutritional content and benefits, knowing them will help you choose the varieties that meet your nutritional needs the best.
Funny enough, the first nut on this list is botanically-categorized as a seed of the pistachio tree, but its nutritional content is so close to that of other nuts we typically consider it a nut. Nut or not, pistachios have been found to reduce one’s risk of cardiovascular disease and to prevent blood pressure spikes after a meal.
Calories: 156 Fiber: 3 g Protein: 5.8 g Fats: 7.8 g Carbohydrates: 8 g Vitamin E: 3% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) Vitamin B6: 18% of the RDI Magnesium: 8% of the RDI Potassium: 8% of the RDI