A diet plan with nuts has been shown to help you keep the pounds off in a study from Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Centre.
The five-year study find that nuts reduce weight gain, and lower your risk of being overweight and developing diabetes.
Of the over 370,000 individuals between the age of 25 an 70 measured, those who ate nuts staved of weight gain better than those who didn’t.
During the course of the five-year study participants gained a mean average of 2.1 kilograms, jeer, the who ate nuts had a five per cent lower chance of being overweight.
Nuts also help with aging and memory function in older people the scientists have found.
Senior investigator Joan Sabaté, MD, DrPH, director of the Center for Nutrition, Lifestyle and Disease Prevention at LLUSPH, said: “To me, this confirms that nuts are not an obesogenic food.
“Eat nuts during your meal. Put them at the center of your plate to replace animal products. They’re very satiating.”
Another study from the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Navarra found that eating two portions or more of nuts a week reduces your chances of gaining weight by 31 per cent.
Another study in April found: “Diets enriched with nuts did not increase body weight, body mass index, or waist circumference.”
How many calories are in nuts?
Brazil nuts: 184