Researchers have found an easy-to-do addition to your diet to reduce weight – eating nuts! After a five year research that studied 373,000 individuals concluded it showed that those between 25-70 years of age lost weight by consuming nuts.
The study, published in the European Journal of Nutrition showed that a mean average of 2.1 kilograms of weight was gained by the participants. But those consumed nuts had gained less weight and also were at 5% lower risk of obesity as compared to those who did not. “To me, this confirms that nuts are not an obesogenic food,” senior investigator Joan Sabaté told Science Daily.
The same researchers have also found multiple benefits of eating nuts in the past. Some of them include healthy aging and memory function in the elderly. This study was the first in which the direct connection between nuts and weight gain was studied. The nuts included in the study were peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios and walnuts.
Sabaté also recommends that people should consume nuts often and gain their nutrients like energy, good fats, protein, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. “Eat nuts during your meal,” he suggested. “Put them at the center of your plate to replace animal products. They’re very satiating.”