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Putting on a Few Pounds? Try Eating Nuts

Putting on a Few Pounds? Try Eating Nuts
November 19
14:13 2018

As we get older, there are some people that are blessed with retaining their healthy bodies, while many others tend to lose weight and become too thin or gain weight and become too fat.

If you read many of the reports these days, you would realize that the bulk of the people are in the category of gaining too much weight. Just take a trip to your local Walmart and you will agree with the fact that many adults of all ages are getting heavier.

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Don’t look too hard as you will likely find me or someone you know.

What’s interesting is that with so many diets floating around that obesity and being overweight is still such a huge problem. Over the past decade or so, there has been the South Beach diet, Zone diet, Atkins diet, Weight Watchers’ diet, Nutrisystem diet, Paleo diet, Keto diet, Whole 30 diet, Mediterranean diet, Intuitive diet, Pritikin diet,  Juicing and juice fating, master cleanse, Stillman diet, vegetarian and vegan diets. There are also some just called low carb, low fat, low sugar. There is even a Beverly Hills diet, rice diet, morning banana diet, the werewolf diet and more.

Yet, Americans, by and large seem to be getting heavier. In the wake of many restaurants and some fast food places trying to push healthier food, we are still getting heavier.

If you are struggling with carrying extra pounds and are sick and tired of bouncing from one diet to the next, then perhaps a simple addition to your daily intake could help you shed some of those extra pounds.

According to a new report:

“Two new studies suggest that a small daily serving of nuts may benefit overall metabolic health and keep off the weight we tend to gain as we enter adulthood.”

“From providing cardiovascular benefits to potentially improving fertility, and even boosting memory and intelligence, the health benefits of nuts are numerous — and no wonder.”

“Nuts are packed with unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, protein, and other beneficial chemicals, which may all contribute to good health.”

However, there is a warning that since it sounds so easy and so good. Too many nuts each day can put on more weight. Most of the reports and what I’ve been told by nutritionists is that you should not exceed what nuts fit into the palm of your hand.

The researchers discovered that replacing foods that had less nutritional value with a 1-ounce serving of nuts and peanuts lowered the risk of weight gain and obesity over the 4-year follow-up intervals.”

“More specifically, replacing a serving of red meat, processed meat, French fries, desserts, or potato chips with a serving of nuts correlated with significantly less weight gain in the long run.”

Additionally, they found that adding about 20 grams (0.71 oz) of Brazil nuts, helps with insulin and blood glucose levels.

The key is not to go nuts with nuts, but if you can control yourself and only eat a few every day, you may find that some of those extra pounds melt away and you feel better.

 

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