Monday, May 20, 2013
Read This Before You Go Nuts
Don't go nuts for nuts. Although many variations of nuts are rich in good fats -- monounsaturated fats - and protein, they can still pack on the pounds when consumed in excess. It's important to observe proper portion control. Unfortunately, it's easy to overindulge on these high-fat treats. A reasonable serving size of peanuts adds up to the amount handed out in single packets by flight attendants. That's not a whole lot, especially when you're faced with a large tin or canister of them. And those calories add up - about 180 for a small handful. You can have about 20 plain roasted almonds for the same amount of calories.