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From: Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN (novick.vegsource.com)
Subject:         Re: nut butters and nuts in general
Date: May 1, 2008 at 8:39 am PST

In Reply to: Re: nut butters and nuts in general posted by wes wilson on May 1, 2008 at 6:56 am:

>>Other than the fat and hence calories,

Nuts are not only high in fat and calories, they are also high in calorie density and low in fiber on a per calorie basis. Several studies have shown that as you increase the calorie density of diet in free living individuals, their likelihood of overeating and consuming excess calories, goes up.

In a nation where 67% of us are overweight and 33% are obese, this becomes an issue.

>> and what is too much?

I think no more than an ounce or two and day, for most people, is fine. The problem with many people though, is once the start, they can't stop.

>>In particular, what do you think of Pecans?

They are fine. Nutritionally speaking, I would say the English Walnut may be the best.

In Health
Jeff

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