Nuts such as almonds and walnuts are essential sources of omega-3 fatty acids which are the good kinds of fat that your body needs to digest certain essential vitamins like A, D, E and K and nutrients that come from certain foods that we eat. There is no point in eating foods that are rich in these vitamins and nutrients if we are not consuming our daily required dose of essential or good fats to help our bodies imbibe and absorb as much as it can from foods that are rich in these vitamins.
Nuts by themselves are pretty packed with calories. Below is a chart with the different types of basic nuts eaten and the number of calories in each:
Almonds – 1 almond contains 7 calories and you need to eat a minimum of 4-5 almonds a day which adds up to 35 calories. Almonds are essential for healthy hair and skin and are a good source of fats and energy. Here are some awesome almond butter recipes!
Walnuts – these are also superfoods for the hair and 1 walnut contains a whopping 26 calories so eating at least two a day would amount to 52 calories. Walnuts are great for maintaining thick and lustrous hair and good skin and are an excellent source of essential omega-3 fatty acids.
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Of course, eating almonds and walnuts with added preservatives like salt, honey or sugar will add on to the calories and will make you put on weight. As far as possible stick to nuts with no extra added preservatives so that you can maintain your weight loss while enjoying the nutritional benefits of them as well. Add 4 almonds and 1 or 2 walnuts to your daily diet to maintain a healthy body.