Best and Worst Nuts for Weight Loss

Almonds, Cashews & Pistachios

Weight loss efforts can make you a little nutty - and that can be a good thing so long as you make the right choices. In terms of calories-per-ounce, all varieties of nuts are about the same. And, when enjoyed in moderation, they're a healthy mix of omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber proven to help you feel fuller longer and suppress your appetite.Here's a list of the best and worst shedding pounds - At about 160 calories per ounce…

Best nuts for weight loss:

  • Almonds - 6 grams of protein, 14 grams of fat per ounce
  • Cashews - 5 grams of protein, 13 grams of fat per ounce
  • Pistachios - 6 grams of protein, 13 grams of fat per ounce

Worst nuts for weight loss: 

  • Macadamia nuts - 2 grams of protein, 21 grams of fat
  • Pecans - 3 grams of protein, 20 grams of fat 

For more advice and guidance on healthy ways to shed pounds, call 800-501-8090 to find the Metabolic Research Center nearest you. 


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