From RD Franziska Spritzler at DietDoctor:
There’s no denying that nuts are both nutritious and delicious. Yet for years, people have been cautioned to avoid eating too many because they’re also high in calories.
But last week, the USDA reported that nuts are actually lower in calories than originally thought. According to researchers who conducted a serious of studies over the past seven years, many nuts are 16 to 25% lower in calories than currently listed in the USDA nutrient database. The reason? Apparently, we don’t digest and absorb all of the calories from nuts.
Although the USDA’s database hasn’t yet been updated with the new values….
Nevertheless, you can still get fat eating too many nuts.
Steve Parker, M.D.