People who eat almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts daily are less likely to be obese
A new study those who consume nuts have a five percent lower risk of carrying extra pounds, compared to those who do not.Updated: Sep 27, 2017 13:28 IST
If nuts – peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts – are a part of your daily diet, you are less likely to be overweight or obese, finds a new study.
According to researchers, those who consume the healthy snack were found to have a five percent lower risk of carrying extra pounds, compared to those who did not.
The findings indicated that participants gained an average of almost five pounds by the end of five years, but those who eat nuts routinely gained less weight.
The study’s senior investigator Dr Joan Sabate from Loma Linda University’s school of public health in California suggested that nuts should replace animal fats. The authors suggested that putting them at the centre of your plate to replace animal products may be more satiating.
Researchers from the university and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) examined the diets and weight of 3,73,000 adults aged between 25 and 70 from 10 European countries.
A serving of mixed nuts typically contains just 1.5 grams of saturated fat.
Sabate stated that they also provide a healthy dose of protein, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals that can help boost energy. Nuts have also been linked to producing healthy ageing benefits in seniors in a previous study by Dr Sabate.
Nuts that were included in this study were peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios and walnuts.
Experts say that vegan diets can be perfectly healthy, but they can cause serious health risks if they are not varied and balanced enough to ensure you’re getting all the right nutrients.
Furthermore, French scientists revealed last month that consuming processed meat can even worsen symptoms of asthma. The research appears in the European Journal of Nutrition.
First Published: Sep 27, 2017 13:27 IST