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Bad Foods You Should Be Eating (Page 8)

Nuts

Nuts


The bad rep: Nuts are chock full of fat.

The good news: Nuts are full of fats—but they’re the good, heart-healthy unsaturated kinds. Nuts, and peanuts, which are technically legumes, also deliver other healthy nutrients—which ones depends on the nut. For example, pistachios are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that help keep eyes healthy. Almonds provide vitamin E and walnuts offer significant amounts of heart-healthy omega-3 fats. You do need to keep an eye on serving size, though: at around 160 to 200 calories per ounce, nuts do pack a substantial amount of calories.

What are the best nuts to snack on? Read more »

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