Nuts can lose weight. According to Reuters, a new study in the United States found that nuts, which were previously thought to be obesity-producing foods, actually helped to lose weight.
After analyzing the eating habits of 803 researchers, the scientists found that the most participants in the tree (including almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts, pine nuts, chestnuts, etc.) were the least participants. The probability of obesity was 37% to 46% lower, and the mean body mass index (BMI) of the two groups was 27 and 29.5, respectively. At the same time, people who eat more nuts are less likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome (including obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and large waist circumference) and are less likely to suffer from heart disease and diabetes. The data show that eating 1 ounce (about 28.35 grams) of tree-grown nuts per week reduces the risk of metabolic syndrome by 7%.
The head of the study, Dr. Joan Shabart of Loma Linda University in California, said that nuts have high levels of unsaturated fatty acids and are healthier than saturated fatty acids in animal products. The high protein content of the nuts also makes the consumer feel full and reduces the intake of unhealthy foods. In addition, nuts contain a number of nutrients and phytochemicals that are good for health.
Jeffrey Blumberg, a professor of nutrition at Tufts University in Boston, said: “There is increasing evidence that nuts are a healthy dietary choice within a certain amount of food.”