Eat Nuts to Avoid Age-Related Weight Gain

Remember…peanuts aren’t nuts, they’re legumes

Nuts have been part of the healthy Mediterranean diet for decades.

From NPR:

Eating a handful of almonds, walnuts, peanuts or any type of nut on a regular basis may help prevent excessive weight gain and even lower the risk of obesity, new research suggests.

It may be that substituting healthy nuts for unhealthy snacks is a simple strategy to ward off the gradual weight gain that often accompanies aging, according to the researchers. Nuts also help us feel full longer, which might offset cravings for junk food.Researchers looked at the diet and weight of more than 280,000 adults taking part in three long-term research studies. Over more than 20 years of monitoring, participants were asked every four years about their weight and, among other things, how often, over the preceding year, they had eaten a serving (about one ounce) of nuts.

Source: Just A Handful Of Nuts May Help Keep Us From Packing On The Pounds As We Age : The Salt : NPR

Steve Parker, M.D.

PS: Both of my Mediterranean Diets include nuts.

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3 responses to “Eat Nuts to Avoid Age-Related Weight Gain

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  2. lowcarbdiabeticJan

    Interesting to read this … thank you.
    We always have nuts in our house, macadamia’s are our favourite.
    But only a handful, that is important!

    All the best Jan