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Nuts: May Help Keep Us From Packing On The Pounds…

…In particular, as we age.  And it only takes a handful.  It sounds “nuts,” but it’s true.  

Nuts may be a “superfood” – Researchers have monitored the weight and nut-consumption of over 280,000 adults over 20 years.  They now know that people who eat nuts don’t gain as much weight and have a lower risk of obesity.

People who made nuts a part of their diet on a regular basis only gained about a half a pound on average a year; while those who ate nuts seldomly gained a pound on average a year.

The reports say that a dozen almonds or 10 walnuts a day will help to minimize weight gain – mainly because the nuts are rich in protein and fiber which keeps you fuller longer.

Nuts are also easy to carry around, on the go.  They can be kept in a gym bag or at your desk.  They are also good for the planet as replacements for animal protein; and help keep the global food system sustainable.



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