Crunch Your Way to a Six-Pack

Nuts have a wealth of diet value, despite being high in calories.

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD
Feb 11, 2019

Calorie counts notwithstanding, research keeps showing that nuts can help in the battle of the bulge. One example was a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2018 in Chicago. In that experiment, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that eating a daily 1-ounce serving of any type of nut—including peanuts and nut butters—in place of calories from low-nutrition foods was associated with a lower risk of long-term weight gain and obesity in more than 125,000 adult men and women.

Read that carefully, and it’s clear that adding a handfuls of nuts to your diet is not enough to trim the waistline. You also need to subtract calories from other sources, preferably those from less-healthy eats, such as candy, processed meats and greasy chips.

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Matthew Kadey, MS, RD

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