Verdict Is In - Why You Should Go Nuts For Nuts

Author: Adam Macdougall   Date Posted:7 November 2017 

Fruit Vs Nuts

If you think a handful of nuts are only useful as a pub-friendly snack then you may be a little misinformed.

That's according to a study published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, which details that walnuts, in particular,

contain an appetite-suppressing ingredient, helping you feel satiated for longer —

key factor when it comes to weight loss. 

Which, you'll agree, makes nuts the ideal the ultimate snack especially in conjunction with The Man Shake.

So, are nuts now the life-saving snack du jour? Or are they overshadowed by your fruity five-a-day?

We weighed up the two to see what you should be munching. Chew on this. 

 Fruit  

Packed into whole fruit, fibre slows the release of sugar into your bloodstream, avoiding the spikes that are associated with an increased risk of diabetes (Jo Travers, TheLondonNutritionist.co.uk)

 

 Nuts 

Poly- and monounsaturated fats award nuts their position in the Mediterranean diet.

These reduce levels of bad cholesterol to protect against heart disease and strokes.

 

 Ups & Downs 

Fruit 

+ Boosts your porridge

- Quick to perish

+ Wide variety

- Stains clothes

 Nuts 

+ Protein Source

- Can be pricey

+ Great on toast

- Often salted