This study narrows down a little bit of what we already knew, but is now proven. Nuts, tree nuts in particular, reduce bad cholesterol, promote heart health and serve perfectly as fat-burning foods by keeping your waistline in check.
And it’s not just about the circumference, researchers have now concluded that tree nuts can even reduce chances of obesity and lower your body weight.
Of their study group, the ones that ate tree nuts had a lower body mass index, systolic blood pressure and insulin resistance. What’s more, they also gave a boost to high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, also known as good cholesterol.
In particular, tree nuts include almonds, pistachios, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, cashews, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts and walnuts. The time of consumption is negotiable, so long as you eat at least 1.5oz of any, or a combination of these nuts every day, which works out to about 1/3 cup.
Your chances of being obese will drop by 25 percent, and your waist circumference will be affected by 21 percent. We advise you to keep some at hand as snacking options to curb impulse cravings, in order to make the most of this weight loss solution.