Daily consumption of nuts prevents weight gain, researchers suggest. According to two new studies, a small daily serving of nuts improves metabolic health and stave off the weight gain.
No wonder there’re numerous health benefits of nuts. It improves cardiovascular health, fertility and also boosts memory and intelligence. Nuts contain fiber, protein, fatty acids, and other helpful contents, all of which contribute to good health. But can nuts keep off the weight gain?
Now, two large studies will answer this question. The authors of these studies will explain their findings at Scientific Sessions 2018 conference which will be held at Chicago, IL by the American Heart Association (AHA).
In the first study, the researchers studied the long-term effects of nuts and peanuts on weight. It was led by Xiaoran Liu, Ph.D., a research associate in the nutrition department of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA.
The second study, led by Mee Young Hong, Ph.D., a registered dietician and a professor in the School of Exercise & Nutritional Sciences, California, looked at the Brazil nuts’ effects on satiety, insulin response, and blood sugar.
The investigators found that replacing a serving of french fries, potato chips, red meat, or desserts was associated with lower weight gain.
“Adding 1 ounce of nuts to your diet in place of less healthy foods — such as red or processed meat, french fries or sugary snacks — may help prevent that slow, gradual weight gain after you enter adulthood and reduce the risk of obesity-related cardiovascular diseases,” suggests Xiaoran Liu, Ph.D.