Healthy Fats, Eat More Nuts!

Most people, including very active people, tend to avoid eating nuts like peanuts, cashews, walnuts, etc… because they think they are too high in fat content.  However, nuts, including the kid-friendly peanut butter, are not only very healthy but can actually help you lose weight!!

Although a serving of nuts can have around 200 calories, the fat content will give you satiety, meaning you will feel full, longer.  Compare this to the crackers you eat that may only have 120 calories per serving, but will leave you still feeling hungry and you will find yourself eating another snack not too long afterward.

Besides the healthy, filling fat found in nuts, you also will find vitamin E, fiber, magnesium, folate, and other healthy B vitamins.

So next time you want a snack, grab some nuts over the crackers, and enjoy!  Just remember to stick to a serving size of about 1/4 to 1/3 of a cup.

About Kimberly Dawson, M.S.

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