Did you know…..
Nuts are a healthy monounsaturated fat that offers many vitamins, minerals and even protein.
However, nuts are a very calorically dense and high in fat. Approximately 1 cup nuts is 800 calories. That is the 1/2 the calories for the entire day for most people.
Using nuts in moderation is a great idea. Nuts are an easy snack on the go or a great addition to oatmeal or yogurt, just watch your serving size. If you are watching your weight, limit nuts to 1/4 cup per day
- Avoid salted or sugar coated nuts
- All nuts are very healthy, however, macadamia nuts are highest in saturated fats.
- Too much fat can add extra calories, leading to weight gain. Also, too much fat, even “good” fats may raise your cholesterol.
- Enjoy nuts in moderation
1st picture is 1/4 cup nuts compared to medium size apple
2nd picture is 1 cup nuts compared to medium size apple