Losing pounds is no easy task, and many of us tend to forget about absolutely essential food products that help us achieve our goal. Bright Side wants you to know about one such food. Include it in your diet plan to maintain your healthy weight.
Although you’ve put a lot of effort into losing weight, you will most likely choose to give up on your weight loss if you don’t get visible results. It’s very frustrating, but you don’t have to do this anymore.
Louisiana State University research shows that people who eat nuts every day are 25% less likely to be obese and 21% less likely to have a wider waistline. Nut consumers demonstrated a lower body mass index and higher levels of good cholesterol.
You’re probably thinking “That’s crazy! All kinds of nuts are full of fat and calories!“ But it’s not exactly true. ”Nuts are rich in plant protein, dietary fiber, and healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids, so nuts are a satiating food that may actually help suppress appetite,” explains Carol O’Neil, lead researcher and professor at Louisiana State University.
In addition to the numerous benefits, a handful of nuts will help you feel satiated: you will eat less and lose weight more effectively.
“Just 1.5 ounces of nuts per day (about 1/3 cup) can give you many of the important vitamins, minerals, and energy you need throughout the day,” says Maureen Ternus, Executive Director at INC NREF, a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to supporting nutrition research and education.
All these facts make nuts one of the healthiest foods you can have as your mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack.