Top 7 healthy nuts to eat based on science

A plant-based diet is the healthiest diet according to scientific research [1]. But like any other diet it contains healthy foods and not so healthy foods. For example, we can eat French fries only and it will be a plant-based diet but not the healthiest one. So, in this article let’s find out what are the healthiest nuts based on science.

So, here is the list of top 7 healthy nuts to eat based on science [2]:

  1. Pecans
  2. Walnuts
  3. Hazelnuts
  4. Pistachios
  5. Almonds
  6. Peanuts
  7. Cashews

On the graph below you can see Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (antioxidant capacity) of nuts:


So, nuts are healthy for us based on scientific research. If you want to learn more about some of the benefits of nuts and their impact on our health then you can click here to read my article about it.

Nuts are rich in protein, fiber and other vitamins and minerals. Scientific research shows that some of the healthiest nuts to eat are pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds, peanuts and cashews.

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