Eating Nuts Makes You Fat
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?
You Can't Eat Fat and Lose Weight
Not true! Let's look at a study of 65 overweight individuals who were split into two groups: one eating a low calorie diet rich in almonds, and one eating a low calorie diet rich in complex carbs. Amazingly, the study revealed that those eating almonds lost a whopping 62% more weight than those eating complex carbohydrates.2 The group eating almonds also experienced a 56% greater reduction in fat mass and 50% greater reduction in waist circumference.2 Take THAT, fat-free diet foods!
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!
Go Nuts for Your Favorite Nut
It’s not just almonds we’re talking about in terms of weight management; all your favorite nuts can help! One study found that out of 8865 adult participants, the ones “who ate nuts two or more times per week had a significantly lower risk of weight gain…than those who never or almost never ate nuts.”3 Researchers stated that “these results support the recommendation of nut consumption as an important component of a cardioprotective diet and also allay fears of possible weight gain.” 3
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
So go ahead and eat your nuts — for health AND pleasure!
Did we mention tasty? Check out what people are saying!
Raw Organic Almonds Review
"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
Go nuts today!
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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