Including nuts in your diet is a great idea. Not only are they power-packed with power, energy and nutrition, they are also delicious and convenient to carry around as well. They are known to be packed with the best polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, proteins and fibre, that help in many ways including, curbing your appetite, ensuring regular bowel movements and they also help maintain healthy gut bacteria.

Simply including 30g of nuts in your diet can reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart attack. Do you need more reason to include these superfoods in your diet? So, go nuts!!

Here are a few ideas as to how you can include these delicious treats in your diet!

Spread It Around

Make nut butter. It’s easy, and it can last you a long time. Once made, you can use it as part of smoothies, use it as salad dressing and even use it as a spread for a power-packed breakfast.

All you have to do is process dehydrated or soaked nuts in a high-speed processor until you have a creamy and smooth paste. You could add in a touch of oil to get the consistency you crave, and it helps make subtle the overpowering flavour of the nuts too. Store it in an airtight container and you are set for a healthy life.

Add Some Crunch

You could use nuts to add that extra crunch to everyday meals as well. Add a few to your salad. They will increase the fibre as well as protein content to make your meal more textural as well as delicious. You could go ahead and use nuts like pecans, pine nuts and walnuts, all of which make a perfect match alongside leafy greens.

Pamper Your Sweet Tooth

Make some yummy granola bars at home and eat them in between meals to curb those unwanted cravings. You could blend nuts such as figs, dates, cranberries along with some raw nuts for what are known as bliss balls or create granola bars with nuts, fresh dates and oats.


Make nut cheese, and it’s exciting, refreshing, and so easy to make. Many people are going ga-ga over cashew nut cheese today. Pre-soak some raw cashews and once they are soft, add some nutritional yeast flakes, lemon juice and other seasonings as per your taste, like pepper, sea salt, garlic or mixed herbs. You can have them with crackers, use it as a cheesy dip and also have it with vegetables.

Make an appointment with Hermeet Singh Suri (HOM, BSc., RHN, Epigeneticist) at The Homeopathic Plus Centre and how nuts can help you find a natural way to good health.