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iVillage.com: 18 Weight-Loss Myths Busted

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Myth: Don't Eat Nuts -- They Have Too Much Fat

Yes, nuts are high in fat and calories, but they're a healthy fat that won't clog your arteries. Nuts provide protein, fiber, magnesium and copper. They're a great addition to any salad or the perfect afternoon snack. “Nuts are the most perfect food for hitting the road,” according to Julie Meyer, R.D., founder of Eat Well Global, a nutritionist-led travel app company. “Whether you're looking to add some protein to a hotel continental breakfast or trying to squelch hunger pains at the airport, the protein in a good-sized handful of nuts will keep you satisfied way longer than [a bag of] high-carb pretzels or high-fat chips,” she says.

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