Weight loss can be an uphill struggle for many people. With many diets to choose from, people often don’t know which would suit them. Snacking is one of the huge problems people face when trying to lose weight and an expert has revealed how eating this one snack regularly can help with the weight loss journey.
“The average weight loss in the almond group was 3.68 Kg compared 1.27 Kg in the non-nut group.”
The group who ate almonds also showed significantly lower cholesterol, just one health benefit of eating almonds.
Dr Deborah Lee explains how nuts are high in protein and fibre.
She said: “They help you feel fuller for longer. It has been suggested they may lead to an increase in your resting expenditure (thermogenesis) although this has not been proven.”
In order to lose weight your diet needs to be in a calorie deficit. This means your body is burning more calories than you are consuming.
The NHS recommends losing around one to two pounds a week but everyone’s body is different and everyone has a different metabolism and weight loss can differ from person to person.
Nuts, including almonds contain several nutrients that your body struggles to break down and digest.
A portion of almonds does not count towards your five a day due to their high fat content.
However, according to BBC Good Food, a healthy portion would appear to be around 20g-50g a day for adults incorporated into a balanced diet.
Your body does not absorb ten to 15 percent of the calories in nuts. Due to their satiating properties, nuts are a great addition to an effective weight loss diet.
The benefits of eating almonds help stretch much further than weight loss but incorporated into a healthy diet plan can help achieve results.
Published at Thu, 07 May 2020 23:01:00 +0000