We now know that healthy plant fats (the kind found in nuts) aren’t typically the weight gain culprits; it’s processed sugars and starches that tend to pack on the pounds and lead to health problems.
That’s right, science has confirmed that eating nuts does not make you gain weight. But the real question is; can eating nuts actually help you lose weight?
Researchers concluded that “the almond-LCD [Low Calorie Diet] group experienced a sustained and greater weight reduction.” They also stated that “almond supplementation…has a potential role in reducing the public health implications of obesity.”2
Quick heads up about almonds: Most almonds sold as “raw” are actually pasteurized. We purchase our organic heirloom almonds from Italy to ensure that they are truly raw; they never undergo steam pasteurization, or any other heat treatment. This ensures that delicate nutrients remain alive!
Still not a believer? Consider that research has shown that not only are nuts beneficial for weight loss, but for decreasing the risk of all too common health conditions. One study determined that “nut consumption was associated with a decreased body mass index [and] waist circumference” as well as “a decreased prevalence of selected risk factors for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and MetS [metabolic syndrome].”4
“These are the best tasting almonds I have found in a long time. They actually have the flavor of almond extract which is rare. Most almonds, even organic ones in the health food stores, don’t taste anything like these. LOVE them!” – C.M.
Raw Organic Brazil Nuts Review
“I never really liked Brazil nuts. I always avoided them in the mixed nuts my mom gets. I heard that they were a great source of selenium so I decided to give them a try. These are delicious! Not rancid tasting like most Brazil nuts. I will definitely be buying these again. Much tastier than a selenium supplement!” – Kelsey
Raw Organic Cashews Review
“They really are creamy…even the organic, raw cashews I buy at the grocery store seem a little dry or stale in comparison. Great product, I’m now buying these in bulk as I eat them every day.” – Sam
1 – “Nut intake and adiposity: meta-analysis of clinical trials.” Flores-Mateo, G., The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 17, 2013.
2 – “Almonds vs complex carbohydrates in a weight reduction program.” International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders, 2003.
3 - “Nut Consumption and Weight Gain in a Mediterranean Cohort: The SUN Study.” Bed, Rastrollo, M., Obesity, A Research Journal Journal, Sep. 6, 2012.
4 – “Nut consumption is associated with decreased health risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome in U.S. adults: NHANES 1999-2004.” O’Neil, CE, Journal of American College Nutrition, Dec. 30, 2011.
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