Researchers say eating nuts like walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts and peanuts can be helpful in reducing weight and also decreasing the chances of being obese.
The findings showed that people who ate nuts not only had less weight gain than their peers who abstained from nuts, but also enjoyed a five percent lower risk of overweight or obesity. Many people have historically assumed that nuts – high-fat foods – are not a good choice for people who want to lose weight.
In addition, researchers found that nuts are a rich source of energy, good fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Walnuts are also associated with a variety of health benefits, including healthy aging and memory function, especially in the elderly.