Are peanuts harmful if I eat too many?


Unless you have a peanut allergy, eating a large amount of peanuts at one sitting will only add calories to your daily intake. Peanuts pack in calories and fat, but most of the fat is derived from heart-healthy sources (4.4g of polyunsaturated and 7.0g of monounsaturated fats per one ounce serving). According to Calorie King, a one-ounce serving of roasted, salted peanuts contains 166 calories and 14 g of fat. Everything in moderation is good advice, especially when you are trying to control your weight, and two to four 1oz servings/week of peanuts can be part of a healthy diet.

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