In one study, overeating peanuts didn’t result in the same amount of weight gain as overeating sweets.
Some people may find this confusing because of the “is a calorie a calorie” question.
So, let’s discuss some potential mechanisms, covering thermic effect of food, metabolisable energy and other research on how nut ingestion impacts fat digestibility and energy digestibility of your diet.
– Two weeks of overfeeding with candy, but not peanuts, increases insulin levels and body weight
– Absorption of Whole Peanuts, Peanut Oil and Peanut Butter
– Discrepancy between the Atwater factor predicted and empirically measured energy values of almonds in human diets
– Diet induced thermogenesis
– Effects of energy-restricted high-protein, low-fat compared with standard-protein, low-fat diets: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
– Metabolizable Energy from Cashew Nuts is Less than that Predicted by Atwater Factors
– Walnuts Consumed by Healthy Adults Provide Less Available Energy than Predicted by the Atwater Factors
– Measured energy value of pistachios in the human diet