Post by Azmina Govindji @AzminaNutrition
NUTRITIONAL NUGGET – N is for nuts ?
Whichever nut you’re drawn to, chances are it’s going to be good for you. Chestnuts are the only low fat nut in existence, and other nuts give you plenty of good fats. Research suggests that eating a daily serving of about a handful (an ounce, 30g) of any type of nuts is associated with a smaller waist, reduced risks of heart disease and less risk of putting on weight. They’re a convenient, filling, high fibre, high protein snack that makes a healthy substitute for many classic snacks.
Check out these 3 ways to enjoy nuts
1.Toast them. Buy raw red-skinned peanuts or whole almonds, drizzle with some water and toast in the microwave for 3- 5 minutes.
2. Make a pesto. Blitz almonds with fresh coriander, a little grated Parmesan, garlic, seasoning and lemon juice. Leave the Parmesan out if you’d like to keep the calories down.
3. Make a korma: Add ground cashew nuts and yogurt to your favourite curry and create an instant korma.
Written by Azmina Govindji, Consultant Nutritionist & Registered Dietitian follow on IG & Twitter @azminanutrition