Nuts and seeds are the powerhouses of nutrition. There are a variety of nuts and seeds including almonds, cashew, walnut, pistachio, flaxseed, sesame seed, squash seed and many more. Remember those exam days when your mum gave you a handful of nuts to chew every morning. And why not, as researches have proved that nuts and seeds are brain foods that help boost brainpower and help balance the mood by behaving as an antidepressant. These nutrient dense powerhouses provide protein, fiber, healthy fats, enzymes and a number of vitamins and minerals. Nevertheless, this storehouse of health can be high in calories and fat. The different nuts and seeds can be eaten as it is or can be spiced up with chili or black pepper or any other spice for that matter. They can be used in butters or can be replaced with meat in many recipes, or as nut creams or nut milks to make sauces. Nuts and seeds are rich foods that add exotic taste to any dish. Eaten as either snacks or included in curries, salads or other dishes-nuts and seeds are high in nutrition content. Eaten in the right amounts they can be a part of a healthy diet.