almonds aid weight loss

Almonds aid weight loss

Well, a few more than one, but researchers at Purdue University in Indiana have found that volunteers who snacked on 1.5oz (43g) of dry-roasted, lightly salted almonds every day reduced their hunger pangs, improved their vitamin E levels and intake of monounsaturated (good) fats — and they didn’t put on any weight. 

The four week trial showed that even though the group eating almonds were consuming 250 calories worth of the nuts a day, they did not eat any more calories overall.

“This research suggests that almonds may be a good snack option, especially for those concerned about weight,” said Dr Richard Mattes, professor of nutrition science at Purdue University and the study’s lead author.

Personally, I would recommend snacking on raw, unsalted almonds. They are rich in protein, fibre and vitamin E, which may protect against heart disease and age-related eye damage.

But do be careful not to eat more than a handful a day — they are moreish and it’s easy to eat more of them that you plan!

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