If you’ve been following along with our blog, you know how beneficial arginine is for your health. Classified as a nonessential amino acid, our bodies do produce a fair amount, but you can also supplement this through the foods you eat in addition to adding an l-arginine supplement to your diet.
All-natural nuts including black walnuts and almonds are really great, natural sources of arginine. In fact, according to the US Department of Agriculture, one ounce of chopped black walnuts contains about 1,130 milligrams of l-arginine. An ounce of oil-roasted almonds contains almost 970 milligrams of l-arginine, and raw almonds provide 880 milligrams per serving. Although they don’t provide as much of the amino acid as black walnuts and almonds, whole Brazil nuts, dry roasted pistachios, hazelnuts, oil-roasted cashews, pecans and macadamia nuts are also great options for increasing your arginine intake.
Now that you know which nuts are best, below is an infographic, courtesy of Truly Good Foods, with some great facts about nuts and how they can benefit your health.