Researchers at UCLA have found that eating tree nuts might help us lose weight and keep it off. In a study published in the journal Nutrients, they put 95 overweight or obese men and women on a diet with fewer calories than their baseline metabolic rates. Half of the group were allowed to consume a snack consisting of a small amount of tree nuts, while the others consumed a pretzel snack. The group who ate tree nuts felt more full and showed a trend toward better weight management. Tree nuts, like almonds, cashews, macadamias, pecans, pistachios and walnuts, provide protein, healthy fats and fiber. Since excessive snacking has been a problem for many adults during the COVID-19 pandemic, these nuts could be a better alternative. But be careful. I consider tree nuts “domino foods,” meaning that once you start eating them, it can be hard to stop.
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