This yummy news is really nutty
It seems the idea that nuts cause weight gain, is well, actually nutty. A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition reviewed 13 different studies, which measured the effects of nuts on weight.
All the studies in which nuts replaced other foods found no increase in weight. However, what’s more surprising is when nuts were added to an existing diet, all but one study found no tendency to gain weight.
Researchers have suggested this observation may be related to the ability of nuts to satisfy the appetite, which reduces overall intake of food. There’s also some evidence that consuming healthy fats (such as those found in nuts) may actually help the body to burn fat. This evidence affirms that despite being fatty, nuts don’t appear to be fattening.
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