Food Showdown: Which Nut is All It's Cracked Up to Be?

By Nicole Nichols, for SparkPeople


Nuts have gotten a bad rap as high calorie, indulgent foods. It's true that nuts get more than half of their calories from fat, but the fat in nuts is healthy for you, your heart, and your waistline. But how do different types of nuts compare to one another?

Almonds are a healthy source of calcium and make a great snack alone or in your favorite salad. Walnuts are an excellent source of magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B6. If you want to get the health benefits of nuts without adding excessive calories to your diet, which of these two should you choose?

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