We all know that nuts contain lots of fat and calories. However, studies show that people that consumed one to two handful of nuts consistently for years (vary in each study), lost weight, did not gain weight or if they did gain weight it was not enough to be statistically significant, which means it could have been due to other factors. This had researchers asking what happened to the 10,000 missing calories? These studies included peanuts, almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios and macadamias. In one study researches gave people the same amount of calories in candies as there would be in nuts and of course they gained weight. The reason being is that nuts boost the fat burning in the body.
Nuts are very nutritious and contain fiber, potassium, plant sterols, arginine, antioxidants and a host of vitamins and minerals.
So great news if you love nuts! No need to fill guilty any more for indulging. Since I will be living on this computer chair until this uni semester is finished, I think I better start eating some fat burning nuts.