16 Nuts and Seeds You Should Be Eating

Nuts are great for snacks and toppings, but are you choosing the healthiest varieties? STACK catalogs 16 kind of nuts and gives you the info you need to decide.

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Nuts for nuts? Good for you, because nuts pack a strong nutritional punch. They get a bad rap for being high in fat, but they shouldn't—the fats they contain are good-for-you unsaturated fats. Consuming them in moderation on a daily basis can help lower cholesterol, promote heart health and diminish inflammation in your body.

And don't forget about seeds. They're another natural source of protein and healthy fats, which can stand in as a healthy alternative for those who suffer from nut allergies.

See how your go-to-snack stacks up against these nuts and seeds. You may find you're missing out.


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Topics: PROTEIN | HEALTHY SNACKS | HEALTH | CHOLESTEROL | HEART | INFLAMMATION | SEEDS | HEALTHY FATS