In?short, the answer is yes, we should eat them, and no, they won't make us gain weight if eaten in?moderate?amounts. The fats in nuts are mostly the "good" fats.
And aside from that, our bodies don't actually absorb all the fat found in nuts. But we do absorb the nutrients they provide.
Nuts do contain fat, and the amount of fat varies between nut types. For example, a 30g serving of raw cashews or pistachios contains around 15g of fat (0.5 ounces), whereas the same amount of raw macadamias contains around 22g of fat (0.7 ounces).
There are different kinds of fats in our diet and some are better for us than others. Nuts contain mainly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
These types of fats are known as "good fats". They can help lower cholesterol when we eat them in place of saturated fats.
The type of fats present varies between nuts. For example, walnuts are rich in polyunsaturated fats, whereas other types of nuts such as hazelnuts and macadamias have more monounsaturated fat.
Even if the type of fat in nuts is good for us, they are still high in fat and calories. But this doesn't mean we should be avoiding them to manage our weight.
Studies that looked at people's eating habits and body weight over a long period have found people who regularly eat nuts tend to gain less weight over time than people who don't.
Overall, the evidence suggests nuts are a healthy snack that can provide us with many of the nutrients our bodies need.?
We can confidently include the recommended 30g of nuts a day in a healthy diet, without worrying about the effect they will have on our waistlines.
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