Calories in Nuts, Healthy Diet Limitations

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites


Nuts are indeed one of the super foods from Mother Nature herself.

They are considered a protein and on the Food Pyramid, they share their slot with meat, poultry, lentils, beans, peanut butter and eggs.

Many, such as the English walnut and the beautiful almond have been associated with lowering risk of stroke.

Others have been touted to reduce cancer risks, improve heart health and fight stroke risks.

Almost all nuts are oily - which is made into cooking oils such as Walnut Oil.

The European Chestnut is an exception. Per ounce it only contains 0.62 total fat grams.

Sunflower is also a stellar producer for oil, but do note that the flavor is quite unique.

I always keep a container of Sunflower oil in my pantry - at the back so it's in the dark because light impacts oil in a negative, cloudy manner - and use it very rarely. My husband enjoys the flavor of this oil; I'm not sold on it myself although I do love sunflower seeds.

Too Many Nuts Makes the Bathroom Scales Go Nuts

Though nutritional, nuts can make your weight loss scales go nuts if you don't keep consumption limited. For example, one ounce of pecans contains close to 200 calories. It's very easy to consume much more than that. 19 halves equals one ounce - so that about 9 nuts.

Nuts, Impact on the Digestive System

Too many nuts also effect the intestines. One overdose may have an individual trotting at warp speed to their restroom several times within an hour, so over-muncher beware. On the other hand if you're having constipation issues, they can assist in regularity.

Calories in Nuts, Based on 1 Ounce

TYPE OF NUT, NUMBER OF NUTS PER 1 OUNCE SERVING

CALORIES

Sesame Seeds, 1 Tablespoon

47

Roasted Chestnuts, European, 10 kernels

206

Roasted Chestnuts, European, per ounce

69

Raw Coconut

99

Sweetened Coconut

125

Pumpkin Seeds; they contain 677 calories per cup in their roasted state

163

Pine Nuts, 167 kernels

161

Sunflower Seeds, Hulled

162

Almonds, 23 nuts

163

Pistachio Nuts, 49 kernels

160

Peanuts, Dry Roasted

164

Mixed Nuts, Dry Roasted

169

Black Walnuts

175

Filberts, Hazelnuts

183

English Walnuts, 14 halves OR 7 whole walnuts

182

Hickorynuts, one hickorynut contains 20 calories

187

Pecans, 19 halves or about 9 pecans

189

Macadamia Nuts, 10 to 12 kernels

199

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