Nuts about nuts? Best and worst kinds for health

  • Nuts about nuts? Best and worst kinds for health

    Macadamias can cause vomiting, tremors, and even depression in dogs. In some cases, even a single handful of the nuts can weaken dogs' hind legs. istockphoto

    Worst nuts for your diet

    Macadamia Nuts, Pecans

    Ounce for ounce, macadamia nuts (10 to 12 nuts; 2 grams protein, 21 grams fat) and pecans (18 to 20 halves; 3 grams protein, 20 grams fat) have the most calories - 200 each - along with the lowest amounts of protein and the highest amounts of fats.

    However, they're still good nuts: The difference between these and the lowest calorie nuts is only 40 calories an ounce. As long as you're practicing proper portion control and not downing handfuls at a time, says Caplan, any kind of raw, plain nut will give you a good dose of healthy fats and nutrients.

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