Despite being high in fat, nuts are not as fattening as you would expect.

They're an excellent snack, containing balanced amounts of protein, fiber and healthy fats.

Studies have shown that eating nuts can improve metabolic health and even promote weight loss (31Trusted Source, 32Trusted Source).

What’s more, population studies have shown that people who eat nuts tend to be healthier and leaner than those who don't (33Trusted Source).

Just make sure not to go overboard, as they’re still fairly high in calories. If you tend to binge and eat massive amounts of nuts, it may be best to avoid them.