If you're looking to stock up on some healthy snacks, you might be curious about how many syns almonds have on the slimming world plan, are they a healthy choice?
Almonds have on average between 8-9 syns for a 30g portion making them high in syns, we would therefore suggest eating almonds in moderation, and weighing out your portion to help keep you on track.
In our syn guide below, we will discuss how many almonds you can have on the slimming world plan as well as some syn values of other nuts to give you some healthy snacking options.
Almonds have around 7 calories per nut, which is around 0.5 syns, for a 30g portion your looking at using between 8-9 syns, this means you could have up to around 50g of almonds before using up all your 15 syn daily allowance.
Nuts in general are very high in calories, therefore when eating almonds we suggest measuring out your portion size to avoid using too many syns by accident. That being said, although almonds are very high in syns, they are a very healthy choice for a natural non-processed snack.
Do be careful when buying pre-packaged almonds from the store, you will often find these nuts are roasted and salted, with some having a very high sodium content, we recommend using raw unsalted options when possible.
Nuts are good for weight loss, being full of healthy fats and high in protein, this helps to keep you full in between meals.
However, it should be noted that nuts are very high in calories, so you need to stick to a small handful of them when eating them or measure them out to avoid eating too many syns. Some nuts are higher in syns than others, for example, cashew nuts are one of the highest calorie nuts.
Almonds have a similar syn value no matter where you buy them from, however, some options do have more sodium than others.
We've listed some syn values to help you compare down below.
If you find almonds to be too high in syns, or maybe your looking to stock up on some other types of nuts for a healthy snack, we've got some great low-syn alternatives for you to check out down below.
Overall, Almonds are a very high syn nut, having up to 8-9 syns for a 30g portion, we, therefore, suggest having these nuts in moderation, you can have up to 50g before using up all your 15 syn daily allowance.
Nuts make a great snack to have in the slimming world and can help support weight loss thanks to their high protein content, however, to avoid using too many syns, always weigh out your portion of nuts to be on the safe side.