Nuts are the perfect snack and food group for any diet and especially good for a keto diet. They are high on good fats and low carbs.
Here is a guide to some of the best nuts:
Macadamia nuts contain 75% fat of which 17g are monounsaturated fats, 2 grams of net carbs, Magnesium, manganese, potassium and selenium are also present in these magical nuts.
Macadamia nuts are also known to:
- Decreased risk of stroke
- Reduced blood pressure
- Anti-inflammatory effects and decreased inflammation
- Feeling satiated, which can aid weight loss
- Strengthened nervous system
- Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer
- Stronger bones and teeth
- Decreased risk for diabetes
Walnuts are the richest source of omega 3s. In one serving of 28 grams, there is 18.3g of total fat, most of which are polyunsaturated (13.2g), 4.3g of protein and 1.9g of net carbs.
The same values of polyunsaturated fats are found in sunflower seeds. These fatty acids can help:
- Improve testosterone levels.
- Reduce your risk of stroke and heart disease
- Combat inflammation
- Improve brain health
One serving of 28 grams of hazelnuts contains only 5g of carbs which is not very well known to people who indulge in hazelnut butter. They also contain 17g of fat and 4g of protein
Hazelnuts are known to prevent coronary heart disease by improving cardiovascular health. You can try our high protein low sugar hazelnut spread by ordering it on our website.
Although almonds have 6 grams of calories in a 28-gram serving, they have many health benefits. Like hazelnuts, almonds are good for the heart and with the combined 4 grams of fibre, it leaves it to 2 grams net calories per serving.
So add these healthy nuts to your diet and munch guilt-free.