When we say “Go Nuts”, we don’t mean the crazy kind. We mean the raw, unsalted, omega 3-rich, natural kind!
Nuts boast large quantities of protein, fiber and essential fatty acids and are an easy and nutritious on the go snack that won’t leave you crashing. Plus, you can sneak them in to all kinds of recipes, from smoothies to salads and Paleo breads to power bars.
Each nut has it’s own unique composition and it’s own great benefits.
Let’s take a look at what we can go nuts for!
Calcium-rich and high in vitamin E, almonds (particularly with their skin in tact), provide the body with essential oils that aid the heart and skin.
Full of selenium, Brazil nuts help with the production of the active thyroid hormone, support the immune system and assist the body with healing.
Full of protein, iron, magnesium and zinc, cashew nuts provide minerals that help with memory function.
A great source of folate, hazelnuts help to lower homocysteine levels, which reduces the risk of degenerative diseases.
High in natural fat, fiber and minerals, macadamia nuts support the heart and brain and make a good addition to a variety of dishes.
Antioxidant-rich and full of vitamins B and E, pecans provide natural energy and help lower cholesterol levels.
Offering plenty of vitamin B6, potassium, fiber and antioxidants, pistachios are believed to help balance hormones and protect the eyes.
Very high in antioxidants, walnuts help keep disease at bay and provide a healthy source of natural fat.
Note: You don’t find peanuts on this list as peanuts are actually a legume and are not considered Paleo-friendly because of the digestive complications they cause within the human body.
So there you have it–our full permission to go Nuts!!