Almonds: satiating and nutritious snack without weight gain?

Snacking on almonds could fill you up and provide you with nutrients without making you put on weight, a study which looked at people with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes has claimed.

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The research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition and backed by the Almond Board of California found that eating 1.5 ounces of dry-roasted, lightly salted almonds reduced hunger and improved dietary vitamin E and monounsaturated (\"good\") fat intake without increasing body weight.

The research suggested a “very strong dietary compensation” whereby almond snacking led participants to alter their eating habits and energy intake elsewhere leader of the study, Dr Richard Mattes, told BakeryandSnacks.com.

Mattes said that the motivation behind the study was a significant shift in dietary habits in the US and more generally. “Snacking is now contributing a larger proportion of energy to diets,” he said.

Some snacks may increase energy intake, and therefore potentially lead to weight gain, but will not fill the snacker up and will offer only empty calories of little to no nutritious value.

Almonds: satiating and nutritious snack without weight gain?.