Did you know that eating nuts could actually be beneficial for your skin? That’s right, they don’t just taste good, they’re good for you as well. In addition to providing good-for-you fats, they also provide a dose of vitamins, minerals, and more. However, you have to be careful what kinds of nuts you add to your diet, what you eat them with, and how much of them you’re eating. Keep on reading to learn what types of nuts you may want to consider incorporating into your diet and how you can eat them (in addition to having them on their own, of course).
Have Nut Butter
Nut butter, when eaten in moderation, is good for you! Yes, it is high in calories, but it’s also packed with protein and other goodies that can help you to feel fuller, longer. In addition to the regular peanut butter you know and love, there’s also almond butter and cashew butter that you may find delicious and beneficial. You can buy them as is, but you can also make your own at home in a blender or food processor that could turn out to be cheaper than buying it. It also gives you the chance to add in any healthy extras that you’d like.
As a Coating
Certain nuts, such as cashews, aren’t just great for your skin, they also make for an excellent coating on foods such as fish and chicken. Nuts are usually easy to break into tiny pieces by putting them into a bag and using a small kitchen mallet, but depending on the food processor or blender you have, those could work as well, you just want to make sure you don’t blend the nuts for too long.
As an Accompaniment to Vegetables
Roasted vegetables are delicious and good for you, and what can make them taste even better is throwing some nuts, such as pistachios, right on top. Amp up the recipe even more by squeezing a little citrus on top (think lemons or limes) and sprinkling on a little cheese.
Sprinkle Them onto a Salad
Almonds mixed into a salad? Yes, please! There are so many different salads you can make that you could easily have a different one every day for a month and still not run out of options. Nuts are also a great alternative to crunchy croutons. Throw in some additional ingredients that are great for your skin—such as blueberries and avocados—for a meal that’s fantastic for your overall health. However, just make sure to watch the type of dressing you use and the amount of it.
Keep in mind that, even though nuts are good for you, you also don’t want to overload and have too many; moderation is key. Lastly, if you’re looking to have fabulous skin, adding nuts alone is not the cure-all. Other healthy foods as well as following a good skincare routine is going to be essential, and your dermatologist can help you get on the right track according to your particular skin.