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    Old 12-15-2005, 04:14 PM   #1
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    why are sunflower seeds so fattening??

    i know their really good for you but damn i had a really small snack sized packet an i looked on the back and 300 an odd caleries!!!! more than a chocolate bar!!!

    their only tiny too, so how that many caleries? is it because their mostly made out of good fats? but even then i didnt think them that fattening!!

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    Old 12-15-2005, 09:33 PM   #2
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    Re: why are sunflower seeds so fattening??


    All fats have 9 calories per gram (carbs and protein have 4 calories per gram). Sunflower seeds are high high high in fat -- this is what makes it worthwhile for manufacturers to make sunflower oil out of them.

    It doesn't matter whether the fats are "good" fats or "bad" fats -- calories is calories! Nutritionists are trying to tell us that when we eat something that's high in fats, we should choose certain types over others. This is good for our health in general. But too many calories (in this case from the fats in sunflower seeds) makes us gain weight, which is not good for our health (unless you happen to be too skinny, of course).


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    Re: why are sunflower seeds so fattening??

    Yep, they are little packets of grease, HEALTHY grease, but grease nevertheless. Sometimes when I bite into them I can SWEAR I feel them squirt out their oil.

    In fact, 78% of the calories in a sunflower seed comes from fat!

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    yup...just Food Is Fattening! Excess calories are fattening!

    But Sunflower seeds are High in Calories.

    Old 12-19-2005, 04:28 PM   #5
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    Re: why are sunflower seeds so fattening??

    For me I can drink water and gain weight. All the foods I love are loaded with calories. All the foods I hate have hardly any calories. It really is not fair but.............feels really great to get into those older smaller sizes again.

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