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Almonds provide 32% fewer calories than previously thought
Monday, February 01, 2016 1:15 am Email this article
Eating almonds and nuts has been associated with weight loss.
A recent study found that people extract 32% fewer calories from almonds than what is listed on the label.
A one ounce (28 gram) serving of almonds provide 129 calories rather than 170 calories as previously thought.
This helps to explain why eating almonds are associated with weight loss.
Novotny JA, Gebauer SK, and Baer DJ. Discrepancy between the Atwater factor predicted and empirically measured energy values of almonds in human diets. Am J Clin Nutr, 2012 Aug; 96(2): 296-301.
Author’s Contact Info
Janet A. Novotny
USDA, Agricultural Research Service,
Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center,
307B Center Road, Beltsville, MD 20705 USA
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