Eating almonds could aid dieting

Almonds are considered healthy because they are low on the glycemic index, which measures how quickly they cause blood sugar levels to rise after eating.
While foods which are quickly digested cause blood sugar to spike and then quickly drop, almonds cause a slower and steadier rise in blood sugar and insulin which leaves people feeling fuller for longer, experts claimed.
This makes foods that are low on the index more effective at preventing us from overeating, and a healthier option for diabetes sufferers, they reported in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism last year.
Prof Richard Mattes, of Purdue University in Indiana, US, who led the study, said participants who ate a breakfast containing whole almonds felt full for longer and recorded lower concentrations of blood glucose after breakfast and lunch than people who did not eat a low-glycemic breakfast.
Although it is important to eat enough calories for a balanced diet, moderate amounts of low-glycemic foods like almonds for breakfast could reduce the amount people need to eat in order to feel full and help them maintain a healthy weight, he added.

Source  - Telegraph