A new study, presented at the North American Association for the Study of Obesity reports that eating a handful or two of almonds every day may fit into this category. Almonds are a rich source of flavonoid antioxidants, Vitamin E and magnesium which enhances the feeling of fullness in people and aid in weight management.
Research, funded by the Almond Board of
California, looked at the effect of supplementing the diet of 20
overweight women with two servings (300 calories) of almonds each day
for ten weeks.
At the end of the study, the
researchers, led by Richard Mattes from Purdue University, found that
there were no changes in energy intake or body weight after almond
supplementation. No changes in body fat, body weight, and BMI were
Instead of filling the candy bowl with M&M's, mints or chips, fill the bowl with raw almonds. Almonds will help the hunger pangs as well as give the body a deserved treat of essential vitamins and minerals!