About Calories in Nuts and Seeds
Calories in Nuts and Seeds
Calorie content of nuts and seeds varies according to type. For example, almonds (1 oz) contain about 165 calories; brazil nuts (1 oz) contain about 190 calories; macademia nuts (1 oz) contain about 200 calories; peanuts (1 oz) contain about 160 calories. For specific details of the calorie and energy content of different types of nuts, click the foods below.
Energy Content of Nuts and Seeds
If you want to manage your weight, nuts are a great snack food option for a healthy weight loss diet, as they have a high satiety value despite a high calorie-content. In general, calorie-controlled diets recommend a regular intake of nuts and seeds. In addition to energy content, dietary nutrition is also important, as a nutritious diet helps the body to burn calories faster and maintains a healthy metabolic rate. So as well as calorie-counting, check food labels for nutritional value. Nutritional and energy values provided on most of the above food pages include: vitamins, minerals, folate and dietary fiber, as well as protein and carbs. Learning about diet nutrition makes calorie control and weight loss easier and helps you to follow a healthy eating plan. See also Nutrition in Nuts/Seeds
How To Reduce Calories in Your Diet
Calorie savings tip: If you are counting calories for weight loss purposes, the best way to lower energy intake is to eat snacks (like nuts and seeds) with a low-Gi value for maximum satiety value. Also, remember that any energy-burning exercise workout helps to increase your calorie deficit and thus allows you to eat higher-calorie types of snack food with less risk of gaining weight.
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