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You could go nuts trying to lose weight

Eating nuts around breakfast time may help curb your appetite later in the day.

Eating nuts around breakfast time may help curb your appetite later in the day.


And, nuts are loaded with all kinds of good stuff: protein, fibre, antioxidants, unsaturated fat, magnesium, and potassium.


“Nuts are nutrition super stars,” says Kim Arrey, a dietitian and nutrition coach at PsySante Holistic Health Clinic in Montreal. “They are nutrient dense, and better yet, they contain many of the nutrients that most Canadians are having a hard time getting enough of in their diets.”


While nuts are certainly high in fat (and should be eaten in small amounts), they supply heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats as well as cholesterol-lowering plant sterols. They are great sources of antioxidants, with walnuts getting the highest grade.


A Harvard Medical School newsletter reports that eating nuts at least twice a week helps people avoid weight gain. For instance, walnuts eaten at breakfast gave people a feeling of fullness that kept them from over-eating at lunch.

 
 
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