Testing the Pistachio Principle
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DESCRIPTION: If the fecal fat losses associated with undigested pieces of nuts (due to inadequate chewing) and the tedium of shelling them in the first place helps account for why nuts don't tend to lead to weight gain, then studies on nut butters would presumably turn out differently. This is the third of a seven-video series on the fascinating phenomenon of the mystery of the missing calories—why don't nuts make us fat? I reviewed the balance of evidence in Nuts and Obesity: The Weight of Evidence (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/nuts-and-obesity-t and introduced two theories in yesterday's video-of-the-day (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/solving-the-myster Tomorrow we'll hit the Dietary Compensation Theory (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/testing-the-dietar and then the Fat Burning Theory (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/testing-the-fat-bu if peanut butter doesn't result in the expected weight gain, is Peanut Butter Good for You? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/is-peanut-butter-g
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