Nuts to You!

Many people avoid nuts because they are high in calories. One ounce [30 grams] could contain as many as 200 calories and 21 grams of fat. But nuts are getting a bum rap. Nuts are high in protein and an excellent source of fiber, vitamin E, iron, magnesium, zinc and potassium - excellent for maintaining a healthy heart. Research has shown that the benefits of eating nuts may outweigh the increased calorie intake.

Most people get the wrong impression about fats also. Yes, nuts are high in fat, but not in cholesterol. Nuts have "good" monounsaturated fat that raises good cholesterol [HDL] levels and reduces "bad" cholesterol [LDL].

Nuts are often salted. Too much sodium in one's diet may contribute to blood pressure problems. Look for unsalted or low sodium nuts. As with any food, moderation is key. Excessive eating or drinking is not healthy.

Allergy to nuts, especially peanuts, is relatively common. Consult your physician if you have concerns about this.

NutPortionCalories

Protein

grams

Total Fat

grams

Mono  Saturated

grams

Poly Unsaturated

grams

Almond
Whole
1 oz
24 nuts
1646149.13.5
Brazil1 oz186131.1.4
Cashew
dry
roasted
1 oz
18 nuts
1634137.72.2
Chestnut1 cup350531.11.2
Hazelnut1 oz17841712.92.2
Macadamia1 oz
10-12 nuts
20322216.8.4
Mixed Nuts
Dry
roasted
1 oz1685158.93.1
Peanuts Dry
roasted
unsalted
1 oz
28 nuts
16671474.4
Pine1 oz1607145.46.1
Pistachio1 oz
47 nuts
1616136.83.9
Sunflower
Seeds
Roasted
salt
1 oz165516310.5
Walnuts1 oz1854182.513.4
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