If you talk to someone who is really knowledgeable about food for long enough, it's likely they'll tell you to eat fruit and nuts - together.
Of course, we all know how sweet, satisfying, healthy and full of energy a piece of fruit is. And while most nuts may contain plenty of calories, they're actually comprised of those monounsaturated fats that are really good for you - and your waistline!
So what's even better than a snack or meal comprised of fruits or nuts? Answer: a snack or meal comprised of fruits AND nuts, of course!
However, those who are really clever about knowing how to properly combine food will know that not just any fruit will go together well with just any nut - from a taste and a digestion perspective.
Here at Satisfine Foods, we know all about what tastes great and is best for you in a range that also caters for those needing gluten-free and dairy-free food.
So want to know how to best combine those delicious fruits and nuts? Read on:
1. Macadamia & cranberry ... for a healthy heartMacadamia nuts may have that beautiful, buttery taste and amazing, light texture, but they are actually extremely good for you - and not just at Christmas! Very high in those 'good' fats, they up your 'good' cholesterol and lower your 'bad' cholesterol.
Cranberries are the perfect fruit if you want something a bit more tart and tangy than those other, super-sweet fruits. And - like macadamias - cranberries are also good for your heart, thanks to what are called flavonoids.
What to eat: Natural Macadamia Muesli with Cranberry.
2. Apple & almond ... rich in fibre
We all know that saying 'An apple a day', but there really are just so many reasons to love apples. Good for your bones and lungs, packed full of fibre, low in calories - and just plain delicious.
But did you know that, just like apples, almonds are also rich in fibre? They're also good for your body, nice and filling ... plus delicious to boot!
What to eat: Looma's Tart.
3. Banana & walnut ... for recoveryLike apples, bananas are always a winner for every occasion and every demographic. High in potassium, banana is great for your organs and cells, so particularly good when you're low on energy and feeling run down.
For the same reason, you should also eat walnuts - because they're packed full of vitamins. We're talking A, B, C and E, so the cherry on top is that this delicious nut is also good for your skin as well.
What to eat: Gluten-free Wallaby Breakfast Fruit & Nut Slices.
Do you have any favourite delicious and healthy fruit and nut combinations that you'd love to share? Let us know in the comments below.