Nuts are incredibly dense in minerals, nutrients & heart-healthy fats, to keep you tick, tick, ticking away productively. Nuts make your brain swell, not your belly...
But don't take my word for it. Oh no. As a registered nutritional therapist, Rosie Letts BSc (Hons) has worked for over 800 clients from her office in Bristol, so knows a thing or two about what's good for us...
Rosie is my go-to source for everything food & mood. I asked her to clarify on a few ingredients I use:
'The saturated fat found in coconut is MCT, which are used very differently to any other fat. The body immediately uses them for energy, rather than storing them as body fat. Multiple reliable studies over the past decade prove that MCTs actually promote your body's fat burning capabilities, whilst reducing it's fat storing abilities!'
'Consuming coconut with any food improves digestion and absorption of nutrients, minerals and vitamins; so you can be sure all the trace minerals you find in your nut butter are going to the right places'. (Yesss!)
'Cashew nuts are an excellent source of magnesium. A 50g serving provides 40% of your recommended daily intake. It's essential for regulating the metabolism of fat and carbohydrates, which helps to promote weight loss!'
'Although dates appear to have a high sugar content, they're loaded with healthy fibres & B vitamins and are very low on the 'glycemic index' - meaning they won't spike your blood sugar or cause fat storage like many other sugars would'.
'Unbeknown to many, coffee actually contains lots of essential nutrients including riboflavin, potassium & magnesium and is packed full of antioxidants, which help fight free radicals in the body. Caffeine has been shown to boost metabolism from 3-11% and therefore increase fat burning potential'!
'Each ounce of walnuts contains 2.5g of omega-3 fatty acids, aiding prevention of chronic conditions such as cancer, heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Most of the fat in walnuts is the polyunsaturated variety, which actually helps fight abdominal fat. In addition, walnuts are a well known brain-boosting, heart-loving food'.
'Like a miracle', 'with invaluable nutritional guidance', 'supportive & encouraging'...
I'm trying it out now too!