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More Evidence Adding Nuts Is a Healthy Choice

Eating Nuts

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  • In a new review of 31 trials, those whose diets included extra nuts or nuts substituted for other foods lost about 1.4 extra pounds and half an inch from their waist
  • Not only are nuts associated with a reduced risk of weight gain, but they’re also associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and heart disease
  • Macadamia nuts (my favorite), walnuts, almonds, pecans and Brazil nuts are among the most healthful nuts; choose organic and raw varieties, and soak them for 8-12 hours before eating to remove phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors

By Dr. Mercola

Many people needlessly shun raw nuts from their diet, believing their fat content contributes to weight gain. A new study once again puts this myth to rest, showing instead that eating nuts doesn’t lead to weight gain and may actually help you to slim down.


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