Nuts are often raved about in the health world as a good snack, this is because they are full of healthy fats and often high in protein which helps to keep you fuller for longer in between meals.
The syns in nuts vary according to the type of nut you choose, for example, peanuts have around 5 syns for 18g while walnuts have around 1 syn per nut!
We've discussed in more detail below if you can eat nuts in the slimming world, syn values of nuts and if nuts are good for weight loss in the slimming world.
Before we get into the syns of nuts on the slimming world plan, let's first discuss if you can eat nuts on the slimming world plan while still losing weight.
You can happily snack on nuts on the slimming world plan as long as your keep track of their syns, you have up to 15 syns on the plan that you can use while still losing weight, if you go over this allowance you are at risk of gaining weight.
We would be cautious when snacking on nuts however since they are very calorie dense for a small amount, therefore weigh your portion.
Nuts have varying syns according to the type you choose and the amount you are snacking on, we've listed some syns of these different kinds of nuts down below to help you stay on track.
Almonds have on average 8-9 syns for a 30g portion making them high in syns, we, therefore, suggest having these nuts in moderation.
Brazil nuts have on average 1 syn per nut, making them one of the highest syns nuts to choose from!
If you're a lover of walnuts, these are also one of the highest syn nuts like brazil nuts, they have on average 7 syns for 6 halves. We suggest having these walnuts in moderation.
Peanuts are a common snack to have, whether you have them roasted or salted, they all have an average syn value of 5 syns for 18g, meaning you can have up to around 50g before using all your 15 daily syns.
Monkey nuts are full of protein and good snacks, but they are high in syns, having 8 syns for a 40g portion, meaning you could have up to two portions before using all your allowance.
As we mentioned above, nuts are an excellent source of fats and protein for a healthy snack, but since they are so high in calories, are they good for weight loss?
Well, nuts can be eaten while losing weight as long as you are careful about a few things such as portion size, we've listed some tips for snacking on nuts down below.
Overall, nuts are very high in syns but are also very nutritious for you when eaten in moderation. To stay on track with your syns we would recommend weighing out your portion of nuts and staying away from nuts with added ingredients which can add more fat and sugar.