Walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts, and almonds.
These savory snacks pack a powerful nutritional punch!
"All nuts are a source of heart-healthy fats but they all have a slightly different nutrient profile. For example, almonds are a great source of fiber, calcium and magnesium. Pistachios are a great source of fiber and lutien for eye health; and then walnuts are actually a great source...a vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids," said registered dietitian Marisa Moore.
Moore suggests eating some nuts everyday, as part of a well-balanced diet; but eat a handful instead of a canful. Also, look for labels that say dry-roasted or raw, instead of roasted. Often, that entails added oils.
Or you can choose a nut butter instead and get the same health benefits. But look for the label to just say almonds or peanuts versus added sugars or hydrogenated fat.