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Sugar-Loaded Nuts

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Sugar-Loaded Nuts

Nuts are healthy.

They're high in healthy fat, fiber, protein, etc.

But all too often, food manufacturers decide to cover them in sugar or pair them with junk.

One example is Emerald Nuts Raspberry Glazed Almonds.

These seem innocuous enough. Almonds are healthy, and raspberries are good for you, right?

Well, that raspberry glaze adds an extra nine grams of added sugar per serving compared to the company's Natural Almonds.

The best, most healthy nuts you can buy are going to have just one ingredient: the nuts. That's it.

Keep that in mind the next time you reach for an option like Planter's Crunches Snack Nuts Mesquite BBQ, which contain 20 ingredients.

Are there junkier foods out there than these sort of nuts? Sure. But the raw nuts' healthy reputation can be extremely misleading in these cases, earning them a spot on our list.

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