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Sports coach and dietitian on how to eat nuts and not get fat

Sports coach and dietitian on how to eat nuts and not get fat How to eat nuts and not gain weight (pixabay.com)
Author: Maria Kholina

Nuts are a highly calorific product, with over 600 calories in 100 grams, so it's essential to keep that in mind if you're trying to lose weight, according to Ukrainian sports coach and dietitian Viktor Mandziak.

How to eat nuts and not gain weight

Nuts are an interesting product in terms of digestibility. The trainer gave an example of an experiment where people eating raw almonds received, on average, not the stated 600 calories on the label but only 442 calories. There was a unique case where someone obtained a meager 284 calories from 100 grams of almonds. The reason is that not everyone chews their food thoroughly, and the stomach poorly absorbs unchewed food.

Nut butter is highly calorific and is fully absorbed by the stomach.

"The particles in nut butter are a thousand times smaller than those our teeth produce. So be sure, with peanut butter, you'll get all those incredible 600 calories listed on the label," wrote Viktor.

According to him, fried nuts are absorbed by 9% more calories than raw ones because frying makes them brittle and less firm.

"But they are tastier, so I would rather just walk an additional... kilometer. Yes, the difference in a hundred grams of fried almonds costs 1 kilometer of walking," he explained.

Overall, nuts (not nut butter) are a healthy product. They contain good fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

Mandziak said that concerning body weight, figure, and waist, even 442 calories in a hundred grams of raw nuts are, of course, not the same as 600, but not as low as 50 in an apple, for example

Therefore, a few dozen grams of nuts and seeds per day represent a sensible balance between satisfaction, health, and keeping your body in good shape.