Finding low-syn healthy snacks can be a challenge on the slimming world plan, nuts like Pistachios are often raved about in the diet world due to their health benefits and high protein, but are these kinds of nuts high in syns on the slimming world?
Pistachios have around 4 syns for a 25g serving, making them quite high in syns for a small portion, we, therefore, suggest having these nuts in moderation on the plan.
Down below in our syn guide, we will discuss how many pistachios you can have on the slimming world plan, syn values of them and some low syn alternatives for healthy snacking.
At around 4 syns for 25g, you can have up to around four portions of pistachios before using up all your 15 syn daily allowance, making these nuts high in syns.
Pistachios get their high syn value from the fat value, a 25g portion has around 11.5g of fat, therefore they should be consumed within moderation.
We recommend choosing unsalted pistachios when possible to reduce the sodium content and weighing out your portion in order to stay on track with syns.
Pistachios can have varying syn values according to the serving size and any extra ingredients, so as you can compare syns, we've listed some varying options below.
If you find pistachios to be too high in syns, there are lots of other nuts for snacking on with varying syn values, we've listed some other options for you to check out below.
Overall, pistachios are high in syns, having 4 syns for a small 25g handful, allowing you to have up to four handfuls before using all your 15 syn daily allowance. These pistachios get their high syn value from the high-fat value, we, therefore, suggest having them in moderation.
All nuts are very high in calories we, therefore, suggest weighing out your portions when eating nuts so that you can stay on track with your syns, we have a great syn guide to other kinds of nuts such as peanuts here.