Best nuts for men: Brazil Nuts, Pecans
Brazil nuts are packed with selenium, a mineral that can protect against prostate cancer. Just one nut contains more than a day’s worth, so you don’t need a lot!
Pecans are also good for men’s health, because they are loaded with beta-sitosterol, which is a plant steroid that is also promotes prostate health.
Best nuts for inflammation: Almonds
Almonds are rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps fight dangerous inflammation.
Best nuts for weight loss: Pistachios
Pistachios have a great mix of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber that can help you feel full and suppress your appetite.
Best nuts for fat burning: Macadamia Nuts
Macadamia nuts are one of the few plants that contain palmitoleic acid, (omega 7), a monounsaturated fatty acid that can affect your body’s metabolism and help you burn fat faster.
Best nuts for pregnancy: Hazelnuts
Hazels are exceptionally rich in folate, which helps prevent megaloblastic anemia and neural tube defects in the newborn.
Best nuts to protect against cancer: Cashews
Cashews are ripe with proanthocyanidins, a class of flavanols that actually starve tumors and stop cancer cells from dividing. In research done by Harvard University, and subsequently published in the British Journal of Cancer, the connection was made between nut consumption and lowered risk of cancer among 75,680 women.
Best nuts for heart health: Walnuts
Walnuts have high amounts of heart healthy Omega-3’s including alpha linoleic acid (ALA) which can help heart arrhythmias.
Best nuts for your brain: Jungle Peanuts (I recommend only raw Jungle Peanuts, as regular peanuts contain aflatoxin, a hazardous toxin).
Jungle Peanuts are high in folate—essential for brain development that protects against cognitive decline. Also full of brain-boosting healthy fats and vitamin E.