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Best Snacks To Promote Weight Loss

December 9, 2022

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Almonds are an excellent snack for losing weight. These nuts are great filler-uppers for in between meals. A study found that chewing almonds thoroughly made participants feel fuller longer. Almonds are low calorie, meaning you can eat as much as you want without worrying about packing on the weight. The nuts are also known to help shed belly fat, for people that want to lose weight in a particular area. Almonds are great portable snacks on the go and can be stored in the car indefinitely.

Almonds are the most popular nuts in the United States. A favorite of dieters, in recent years almonds have become famous for their versatility and health benefits. 

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans' demand for almonds has increased over 400 percent since 1980. In 2016, Americans ate an average of 1.8 lbs. (816 grams) of almonds each. 

There's good reason for the love affair. "Almonds have been studied extensively for their benefits on heart health, diabetes, and weight management," said Jenny Heap, a registered dietitian with the Almond Board of California. "The unique nutrient combination of almonds — plant-based protein, fiber and monounsaturated fats, plus key nutrients like vitamin E and magnesium — help make them a heart-healthy snack." 

A 2017 study published in Nutrition Journal found that Americans, especially children, who replaced snack foods with almonds or other tree nuts saw a major increase in consumption of nutrients. In the study of more than 17,000 children and adults, participants swapped all their snacks with almonds and. Researchers found that participants consumed fewer empty calories, solid fats, sodium, saturated fats, carbohydrates and added sugars. Good oils and fats increased significantly, as did magnesium, fiber and protein by a small margin. 

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