In the fitness and nutrition community, nuts can be a polarizing topic.
Team Pro-Nuts says:
“Nuts are a nearly perfect food! Full of protein, heart-healthy fats, and hey—stop picking on peanut butter!”
Meanwhile, Team No-Nuts says:
“Nuts are overhyped. They’re not that high in protein, and besides, they’re hard on your digestive system. Plus, watch out for all those calories!”
Both sides have valid points:
Nuts are calorie-dense, and can cause digestive upset in some.
However, nut consumption is associated with better health outcomes, and can add necessary protein to otherwise low-protein diets.
So, how do you (or your clients) decide if YOU should include nuts in your diet—and beyond that, how much, and what kind?
In this infographic, we’ll explain:
- The health benefits of nuts
- How much protein various nuts contain—and how they compare to other protein-rich foods
- What makes some nuts more digestible
- When nuts can aid weight loss, and when they make it too easy to overeat
- And what the heck is the difference between a nut and a drupe anyway?
This is going to be nuts.
Check out this infographic to learn more about nuts, and when you should consider adding then to—or limiting them from—your diet. (Or, download the file to refer to whenever you need it.)
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