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Day 245: Brazil Nuts Cause Brain Glitch--!

Friday, September 02, 2011

Well, no, they probably don't. In yesterday's blog I wrote that one Brazil nut has something like 5 or 6 calories. It didn't look right to me at the time - what I thought (of course) is 'Gee, that's not so bad, especially since it's healthier than candy corn or something.'

Hah.

Ever go to the USDA Nutrients List? If you haven't, here's the link:

www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/fo
odcomp/search/


One, count 'em, ONE Brazil nut = 33 calories, according to the USDA. I'll take their word for it.

Since I limit my snacks to less than 200 calories (and aim for 150 as an average) even a few BNs will take me sooo far over any healthy limit. Still probably better than candy corn, but even so, I think I'll pass 'em by. If I don't bring them home, I won't be tempted, and if they're not around, I won't miss 'em.

And that's The State of KaseyCoff this AM. L8R!



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  • no profile photo CD5080021
    It only goes to show you, that you can still overdo it on healthy food. Glad you brought this up. I love Brazil Nuts, and never had a clue to how many calories they had.
    3377 days ago
  • 4DOGNIGHT
    Here's the deal. Buy the brazil nut in the shell. It will take you so long to crack it and get into it that you will have lost interest in eating it at all. Out of the shell, you can stuff those puppies into your mouth swiftly!
    3377 days ago
  • SLS-NY2IN
    Who can eat just one or two nuts???? I am nutty over nuts myself. lol Thank you for your healthy warning. emoticon I couldn't find a squirrel. Please add fluffy tail and cheeks full of nuts. Furthur use your imagination and put him in a tree. lol
    3377 days ago
  • MS.ELENI
    I have been very surprised at the calorie count in some foods. Some big surprises.
    I love the clip art you add to your blog.I hope you don't mind if I use some of them.
    3377 days ago
  • SHAWWB
    Wow, way to get people to read. The headline does it all. Ha ha. I have never liked BN's but Cashews, that is my weakness, I have to keep them out of the house because I could eat a pound in one sitting. Yikessss. Thanks for the blog.
    3377 days ago
  • CAPECODLIGHT
    As long as we control the portions, nuts are really a good nutrition source. I don't eat them every day, but sometimes they are a snack or I throw them on a salad. If I buy a bag, I divide them up into individual serving ziplock bags.
    3377 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6484093
    I love nuts, too. I counterbalance some of those calories as "quality" calories compared to, as you mentioned, candy or some other fat-laden food. I plan out 8 almonds for my lunch each day. It's really hard to stop at just 8, but I usually portion them out as soon as I get home from work for the next day. I'm the strongest then. Oh, I have my moments when I go back to the can of almonds in the evening, but I still try to limit myself to just 8. (8 almonds has about 45 calories -- perhaps that could be a lesser calorie option than Brazil nuts.)
    3377 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Brazil nuts.. those are those huge ones that I always used to leave for last in the can of mixed nuts because... they just were not as tasty as the cashews! emoticon Seriously, don't we all have an order of preference in nuts.

    I once added my cashews to the food tracker and the default measurement was something huge like a cup and just for grins I looked at the nutrition info... OUCH! But if I have my half an ounce snack... just right to add healthy fat into the mix.

    Morning here! Nearly time for you to chill out, there! emoticon
    3377 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5645667
    I haven't had brazil nuts for ages I don't buy them because I would eat the whole packet!!.
    Just love them !!
    emoticon emoticon
    3377 days ago
  • PUDLECRAZY
    On the other hand, just one Brazil nut is a perfect little packet of your daily supply of selenium.

    http://www.livestr
    ong.com/article/341342-selenium
    -brazil-nuts/

    My little snack is one frozen Brazil nut wrapped in a pitted date. Crunchy, sweet, and loaded with trace minerals.
    3377 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/2/2011 6:18:55 AM
  • LEANJEAN6
    Lotza calories in those nuts!---No, I won't bring them home for sure--Good to know that --Thanks---Good earlyorning blog!-Lynda up in the morning at 5am in the Northland where it is going to be 29C to-day--Hot hot hot!! emoticon
    3377 days ago
  • LECATES
    Nuts! LOL
    3377 days ago
  • MRSWORLDLYACCT
    Although they are calorie dense they are still beneficial to a healthy diet. Being high in selenium they are a natural way to help fend against depression and elevate the mood. I makes sure to have a couple each morning (as my Am snack) during the dark winter months. Plus they taste nice.

    Everything in moderation I suppose.
    3377 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10497195
    I had no idea they were so high calorie, I sometimes eat a whole cup of it.
    THANKS for sharing
    3377 days ago
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