Dieters often dismiss them because of their high fat content, but research suggests that snacking on nuts can help keep you slim.
A study found that those who consumed
varieties such as almonds, cashews and pistachios demonstrated a lower
body weight, body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference compared to
non-consumers. They were also at lower risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
Experts are now recommending a daily intake of 1.5 ounces, or three tablespoons of nuts as part of a healthy diet.
Lead researcher Carol O'Neil, from Louisiana State University, said: 'One of the more interesting
findings was the fact that tree nut consumers had lower body weight, as
well as lower body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference compared to non-consumers. '
Source - Daily Mail