We all know that fruits are rich in many nutrients and eating fruit is good for our health. Also, eating nuts helps to improve our health in many ways. But I know you are concerned about the food’s nutrition as well as the possible complications of combining different foods. The question here is, can we eat fruits and nuts together? Are there any complications, or are there any befits? So, let’s have a close look.

Can we eat fruits and nuts together?

Eating fruit provides the benefits of a reduced risk of stroke, cancer, and heart disease. As well as, nuts contain fiber, protein, and healthy fats. They help reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Nuts are not easy to digest, and fruits contain various water-soluble vitamins and minerals. It can speed up digestion and absorption, making nuts easier for the body to digest.

So, fruits and nuts are a healthy combination that may offer even more health benefits. You can eat them together to improve your nutrition. It is best to choose fruits and nuts according to your body.

Benefits of fruits and nuts

Benefits of fruitsBenefits of nuts
Dietary fiber in fruits keeps you healthyNuts provide nutrients and antioxidants to the body
Fruits help to boost your brainpowerNuts reduce the blood pressure complications
Fruits help digestionNuts reduce heart diseases
Fruits maintain your digestive system healthyNuts help to reduce inflammation
Antioxidants contained in fruits fight free radicalsNuts can reduce the blood clots
Fruits prevent you from getting dehydratedNuts benefits to type 2 diabetes
Fruits help to control your weightNuts provide dietary protein to the body
Fruits can make your skin glow and beautifulNuts help to lower cholesterol
Vitamin C in fruits helps to lessen kidney stonesNuts can boost cognitive functions

What fruits and nuts go together?

There are common fruits that we usually eat, but nuts are not the same. Some of the nuts we occasionally eat. When you mix fruits and nuts, sometimes they mismatch.

For example, you cannot put an apple in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The flavors do not go together. The same is true for certain combinations of fruits and nuts. So, I will give you some fruit and nut that goes together.

Apples go together with almonds
  • Apples go best with chestnut, hazelnut, pecan, pine nut, pistachio, walnut, and almonds.
  • Banana goes with hazelnut, peanut, pecan, pistachio, walnut, and cashew.
  • Cherry goes together with hazelnut, pecan, pistachio, walnut, and almond.
  • Grape also goes together with hazelnut, pecan, pistachio, walnut, and almond.
  • Kiwi only has fewer choices which are hazelnut and macadamia.
  • Mango goes together with almond, cashew, and macadamia
  • Papaya goes together with cashew, macadamia, and peanut.
  • You can eat oranges with almonds, chestnuts, hazelnut, macadamia, pecan, pine nut, pistachio, and walnut.

Which nuts should not be eaten together?

Eating nuts are almost safe, but not overeating is. Overeating some nuts lead to food toxicity. Especially when eating almonds, nutmeg, and brazil nuts, don’t overdo it. The hydrochloric acid contained in almonds can lead to respiratory system failure, such as breathing problems.

What should not be eaten with nuts?

Generally, you can eat any food with nuts. Nuts are high in calories and fat but not good to eat too much. You have to be careful not to cause excess nutrition, induce obesity, and even increase the incidence of some diseases.

Although nuts have many benefits, their fat content is relatively high. If you eat in excess, it is easy to cause blood sugar and blood lipids to rise. Especially patients with high blood sugar and high blood lipids should control the amount of food they eat.

Also, eating too much nuts increase the burden on the stomach and even cause obesity. Obese people are at more significant risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease and cerebral thrombosis. They should pay special attention when eating nuts.

Ultimately, we can consider that nuts cannot eat with fatty foods. for example, meat is relatively high in fat and contains very high calories. After eating too many nuts, don’t eat meat. It will raise the excess fat in the body and lead to complications.

How much fruit and nuts per day?

Nuts contain a lot of protein, fatty acids, and cellulose and are high in nutritional value. So it is good to eat some every day. However, although nuts are good, it is best to eat them in moderation. If you eat too much, you may face some complications. The most suitable amount of nuts is about half a handful. Everyone should eat no more than 10g of nuts per day.

Half a handful of nuts

When comes to fruit, will nourish you with vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. But eating too much fruit increases the risk of nutritional imbalances. If you eat too much fruit it tends to be cold. Therefore, it is recommended to eat about 200 grams of fruit every day.

Furthermore, eat fruits directly not fruit juice. when you make fruit juice you have to filter out the dregs but these dregs are rich in nutrients, such as dietary fiber. That is good for enhancing satiety and reducing cholesterol absorption. So, don’t lose these benefits from juicing.

FAQ

Can we eat banana and nuts together?

Banana is a common fruit rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, trace elements, etc., which can promote gastrointestinal peristalsis and prevent or relieve constipation. Also, nuts contain a certain amount of oil, which can promote gastrointestinal peristalsis. Eating nuts and bananas together will not cause adverse reactions and can also promote food digestion and absorption.

Can I eat apple and nuts together?

You can eat apples and nuts together. But don’t eat too much. Otherwise, it will easily cause indigestion symptoms. Eat two apples a day. Apples contain various vitamins, which are conducive to the absorption of nutrients in the human body.

Author

Sam Perera, Founder of Stethostalk, is a food safety follower and organic food lover. He has completed the PLANT-BASED NUTRITION Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. Before this, he worked for a few years in IT services. A dedicated follower of nature, he believes in healing with natural foods. In his free time, he loves Gardening, Blogging, and traveling.

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