Go Nuts—Lose Weight

Go Nuts—Lose Weight

Want to lose weight? Then make sure you include nuts in your plans! The wide variety of nuts available means you'll never get bored and each one is packed with a variety of nutrients.

Do not be afraid of the fat content in most nuts. These fats are healthy omega-3s which provide numerous benefits for your body, including better skin, better heart health, and better brain function. Nuts also contain plenty of protein and fiber, which together help you feel full on fewer calories.  As an added benefit, protein helps build muscle while fiber maintains digestive health.

When grocery shopping for nuts, be sure to look for raw or dry roasted types to preserve the most nutrients and keep the calorie count down. If nuts are roasted in oil, it can destroy nutrients and add extra unhealthy fats. 

The best nuts for weight loss include almonds, cashews and pistachios which have the greatest amount of protein and fiber with the fewest calories. 

Other healthy choices are walnuts and peanuts for a nutrient-packed punch.

Try serving nuts as a side dish or a quick snack. It is a health and delicious snack option. 

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