Researchers discover that Eating Almonds Can Help Individuals Cut Their Eating

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Most people succumb to their snack cravings during a period of weakness, but the latest research shows that if you take, some almonds can help you reduce your daily caloric intake. According to University of South Australia researchers, eating 30g to 50g of almonds daily can help reduce calorie intake. 

Eating a single serving of almonds daily can control your hunger 

One almond serving is roughly 28 grams, or an ounce when you split that down. That implies you won’t need more than two daily servings to control your hunger.

Researchers found that those who chose almonds as a snack rather than an energy-equivalent carb treat reduced their caloric intake by around 300 calories at the next meal. Notably, the additional 300 calories could come from eating junk food. 

UniSA’s Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity’s (ARENA) Dr Sharayah Carter said that the work offers significant insight for individuals looking to manage or lose weight. Carter added that obesity and overweight prevalence is a primary public health problems. As a result, controlling appetite through hormone response improvement could be crucial in weight management promotion. 

Almonds cause hormonal changes that control hunger 

The study looked at the hormones responsible for hunger and how nuts such as almonds may help manage appetite. Researchers discovered that eating almonds caused hormonal changes that control hunger, and these variations may have caused people to eat less. 

Obesity is a big problem in the US, with the CDC indicating that four in every ten adults are obese. Interestingly two in three adults in Austria are overweight or obese. On a global scale, there are 650 million obese people and 1.9 billion people categorised as overweight. 

Dr Carter said that almonds are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, fibre, and protein, which could contribute to their satiating properties and explains the few calories consumed. Interestingly, even a small lifestyle change can significantly impact the long term. Dr Carter concluded that when people make lifestyle changes, even small ones, they may contribute to overall health in the long run.

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