A little higher in the carb department than some other nuts, pistachios are still by no means a high-carb nut.
They’re also packed with potassium, an electrolyte involved in blood pressure regulation. “A 28 gram serving of pistachio kernels has 282 mg of potassium, which is about what you’d get in a small banana,” says Kimball.
Another bonus: Pistachios are higher in protein than most other nuts.
Per 28g serving, roasted: 160 calories, 12.8 g fat (1.6 g saturated), 7.9 g carbs, 2.9 g fibre, (4.7 g net carbs), 2.2 g sugar, 1.7 mg sodium, 5.9 g protein
Like peanuts, cashews are technically legumes. And though they contain 7.6 grams of net carbs per serving (is this why they’re so delicious?), they still totally fit into a healthy, low-carb lifestyle.
In addition to that creamy-good flavour, cashews also provide lots of zinc (more than any other nut) and iron, says Beckerman.
Per 28g serving: 164 calories, 13.5 g fat (2.4 g saturated), 8.5 g carbs, 0.9 g fibre, (7.6 g net carbs), 1.4 g sugar, 3.7 mg sodium, 4.8 g protein
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