Calories in Nuts

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Nuts, Healthy Vegetable Protein Sources for Your Diet Plan

Smart Diet Cookies add healthy sources of proteins to their daily diet plans - including nuts and seeds which are also a good source of fiber. As with all higher-calorie foods, the key to keeping calories in check is moderation. And yes indeedy, nuts are hefty in calories.

While sitting on the sofa in front of the tube with a can full of salted nuts isn't a good idea, enjoying a few of your favorite nuts - preferably in their natural state, is a great idea. In fact, many health benefits are associated with nuts such as almonds which may reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Calories in Nuts & Seeds - Good Sources of Fiber & Vegetable Protein

Chestnuts - 1 ounce of roasted Chestnuts contains 70 calories and only a trace of fat making Chestnuts one of the smartest nut choices

Filberts/Hazelnuts - 1 ounce of Hazelnuts contains 179 calories; fiber-rich!

Macadamia Nuts - 1 ounce of Macadamia nuts contains 199 calories;  the fat content is derived from beneficial fat which can assist in controlling serum cholesterol

Mixed Nuts - 1 ounce of dry roasted nuts contains 169 calories; opt for unsalted varieties

Hickory Nuts - 1 ounce of Hickory nuts contains 187 calories; the fat content is derived from beneficial fat which can assist in controlling serum cholesterol

Pecans - 1 ounce of pecans contains 189 calories

Peanuts - 1 ounce of dry roasted Peanuts contains 164 calories and are a good source of fiber

Pine Nuts - 1 ounce of Pine Nuts contains 161 calories; fiber-rich!

Pumpkin Seeds - 1 ounce of hulled pumpkin seeds contains 154 calories and are a rich source of iron

Sesame Seeds - 1 Tablespoon of hulled Sesame Seeds contains 47 calories

Pistachio Nuts - 1 ounce of Pistachio nuts contains 164 calories

Black Walnuts - 1 ounce of Black Walnuts contains 172 calories

English Walnuts - 1 ounce of English Walnuts contains 182 calories

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Adding a mix of healthy nuts and seeds to your daily diet plan is a smart way of adding a healthy dose of fiber and vegetable protein. Opt for unsalted nuts, as well as 'natural' nuts over roasted whenever possible. Nuts go rancid with time, so when purchasing canned or bagged nuts, always check the expiration date. Salted nuts add unwanted sodium content to the daily diet as well as risk for water retention. Also avoid sugar-coated nuts which come with empty sugar-coated calories.

In addition, never snack from the bag or can. Measuring out a serving size is a must in avoiding Calorie Overload. An even smarter dieting tip is to enjoy one or two nuts OR an assortment of nuts rather than a full-blown serving of one nut. Remember - variety is the spice of life!

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