…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.