Which Nuts Have The Best Health Benefits?


Eating nuts has proven to be a great way to get a number of good benefits. They are also good to eat and they require no refrigeration, making them the ideal snack to take with you anywhere. There are many kinds of nuts, but some of them will offer more benefits than another others.


All nuts have a similar number of calories per ounce. They also have a very good balance of nutrients, including protein, fiber, and omega 3 fatty acids. Beyond that, almonds have the lowest number of calories per ounce, 160, and macadamia nuts have the most – 200. Almonds also have calcium and they will also help your skin because they contain a lot of vitamin E.

Brazil Nuts

For those who have a low functioning thyroid, Brazil nuts can make up the needed selenium, and you only need three or four. This mineral is necessary to generate the needed hormones. It also will strengthen your immune system, and help injuries to heal.


This popular nut offers a lot of protein, as well as zinc and iron. Cashews also have a lot of magnesium, which is good for the memory, and it may even help memory loss due to age. These nuts also have a class of flavonols, which can help reduce your risk of cancer and even prevent cancer cells from dividing.


These very familiar nuts have about 185 calories in 14 halves. They contain high amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA), which is helpful if you have a heart arrhythmias. They are also good for cutting down oxidation and inflammation after you eat a meal with a lot of fats in it.

Roasted versus Raw

If the nuts are roasted or packaged in oil, you want to get the raw kind instead. When the oil and nuts are heated, many of the nutrients are going to be lost. Besides that, the oils are going to provide you with unhealthy fats.

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