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Are peanuts junk food? [POLL]

Is snacking on peanuts bad? I mean I know they are high fat but I mean basically are peanuts junk food?

In my head they are healthier than potato chips right?

Peanuts junk food?

  • Yes
  • No

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I think unsalted peanuts are very healthy.

I eat these peanut and date energy bars every day it is delish.

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Peanuts are not junk food.

Organic natural peanut butter is also very healthy.

You just can’t eat a lot of them in one sitting because they are high in calories.

They contain healthy fats and are a low carb food.

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Everything in moderation is fine. Unless you want dramatic weight loss take a bite of a candy bar and then put it away for tomorrow instead of eating the whole candy bar.

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Yes, moderation is key.

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Ok the consensus is peanuts are healthy in moderation! This is good

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It depends, if raw and unsalted they are high in calories but good fats. ‘Roasted’ (fried) i believe the fats are less healthy

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A serving size is a quarter cup. If you stick to that, they’re very healthy.

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Nuts have protein, too.

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Nuts are good for you. Don’t worry about it. High in calories though so probably not great for losing weight if you’re trying to do that.

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What do guys use in the UK? We use calories here. Imma try to look it up for Jim but I don’t know what y’all use.

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I think everyone uses calories (kcal) but the SI unit is joules (kJ)

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@Jimbob it’s 166 kcal per ounce of dry roasted peanuts

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Thanks for the information :pray:

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I know they’re not junk food,

But they’re only a good snack if you have very little.

I bought a ton of almonds and have been snacking on them.

I’ve gained weight.

Are almonds junk food?

No.

We just have to be careful with how much we eat.

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Nuts are good for you, they have healthy fats. Just don’t eat an insane amount of them every day, maybe a handful or two.

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Thanks folks! Will enjoy my peanuts but will try to eat a healthy amount.

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That’s a trick question. Salted peanuts, yes, unsalted peanuts, no.

I have a bag of these roasted unsalted peanuts on hand and will eat a few (maybe 10 - 20) as a snack.

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Peanut unlike chips has lots of protein