Taking nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts, and peanuts in your diet will help to reduce your weight as well as lower the risk of becoming being overweight, according to the recent research published in the European Journal of Nutrition.
The recent research showed that the individuals who consumed nuts not only had less weight gain but also enjoyed a five percent lower risk of becoming overweight or obese.
The result of the research contravenes the basic assumption that nuts have high-fat value and rich in energy and are not a good choice for persons who want to shed weight.
Under the study, the researchers examined the diet and lifestyle data from more than 373,000 individuals from 10 European countries between the ages of 25 and 70.
"The study confirms that nuts are not an obesogenic food," Sabate added.
The researchers also revealed that nuts are a rich source of energy, good fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.
Nuts not only help to reduce weight but also associated with a variety of health benefits, including healthy aging and memory function, especially in older adults.
"Eat nuts during your meal. Put them at the center of your plate to replace animal products. They're very satiating," Sabate suggested.