Almond snack helps curb your appetite

Natural Health News – New research has found that women who chop the almonds in the morning they are less likely to overeat at later meals.

In a small study, published in European Journal of Nutrition UK researchers Caterpillar calorie intake of 32 healthy women and found that those who they ate 42 g (1.5 ounces) of almonds as a snack had significantly fewer calories at lunch and dinner.

and control of energy intake during the day, the study also evaluated the participants in their subjective ratings of appetite using a visual analog scale. By asking questions about their feelings of hunger, feeling of fullness and desire to eat, the researchers were able to assess the effect of satiety almonds. Satiety described as inhibiting food between hunger food consumed with foods that are low in energy density and high in protein and fiber having significant effects of satiety.


The study evaluated the intake of almonds in women aged between 35 and 60 years with a BMI between 18.5 and 25 kg / m2.

The participants consumed similar calorie breakfast, mid-morning snack of either 0.0 g, 28.0 g and 42.0 g of almonds and then after subsequent meals were a free choice. The voting results showed that appetite after mid-morning snack of almonds subjects had lower levels of hunger and feel full longer. Whatismore, increased consumption of almonds did not cause a general increase in energy consumption during the course of the day as subsequent meals after mid-morning snack is lower in calorie content.

Best for heart disease too

The study, although funded by the Almond Board of California (approximately 80% of the world’s almonds come from California), is the latest in a long series of research suggesting nuts are a healthy snack or food ingredient, the supply of nutrients and energy, as well as prevent or treat obesity by containment appetites.

A study by the University of Toronto earlier this year found that participants who ate almonds improvement of the risk factors associated with heart disease .

This study followed a large-scale revision of researchers from Harvard University, covering 27 studies (16 North America, 8 in Europe and 3 in Asia) and more than 500,000 participants adults (age average 53 years), which showed that eating four servings (1 ounce) of nuts and legumes per week was associated with a risk 24% lower fatal heart attacks a 22% lower risk of nonfatal heart attacks and a13% lower risk of diabetes .

A good source of nutrition

Dietitians say to almonds as an inexhaustible source of nutrition, especially among nuts, although scientists classify foods like more like a seed almonds. One serving of almonds has about six grams of protein, four grams of fiber and provides the body with plenty of vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, potassium and vitamin E.

If almonds are not your favorite nut do not be discouraged. Studies show most nuts can help satiety and therefore weight loss if included as part of a healthy diet.

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