Are nuts a good source of protein?🥜🥜 (yes I know these are peanut emojis and peanuts are legumes not nuts. Where are the nut emojis?! 🤔)

Nuts are great, because they contain healthy fats and micronutrients that our bodies need. But the idea that nuts are a good source of protein is silly. Almonds for example are 73% fat and only 14% protein.

I consider something a “good source of protein” when it is actually relatively high protein while not having many tag-along starches+fats, and in that case nuts are a weak protein source. I’m not talking about the quality of protein in almonds vs chicken breast, but how much protein you can get without consuming a lot of extra calories. There’s nothing wrong with the protein in nuts & seeds. You just have to be aware that it will take up A LOT of your fat macros if you try to consume most of your daily protein through nuts🤷‍♂️

Nuts are awesome. Not really a protein source though.

Hope you’ve had a great weekend 😄 And credit for this image goes to @thobrandt! Great work.
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