More people are starting to realize the potent health benefits that come from eating nuts. With so many nuts out there it can be somewhat confusing as to what’s what in the nut world. The best part, however, is that no matter what nut you eat, you’re bound to get a special treat for your body. If you want to get down to the specifics, it’s about time you learn the ups and downs of certain nuts and which ones will satisfy your health needs.
Probably one of the reasons why most people approach nuts cautiously is due to their high fat content. Little do they know, many nuts have healthy monosaturated fats that help lower cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease. The nut with the highest content of monosaturated fats (and thus calories) is the macadamia nut, which also contains polmitoleic acid that prevents the storage of excess fats just in case you overindulge. Chestnuts on the other hand have close to no fat, but are still high in calories.