By Shira Scott, GalTime.com
Forget what the calorie charts say; adding nuts to your diet may actually keep you slim and trim. Harvard researchers recently discovered that women who ate a serving of walnuts for breakfast felt fuller longer and consumed less for lunch (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston). Another study found that people who included nuts in their diet (two or more servings per week) avoided weight gain and obesity as they aged.
I, for one, am going to have to change my way of thinking now. I've always crossed nuts off my food list when trying to drop a few pounds. The high-calorie count and high fat content scare me away... but research shows most of that fat is the healthy, unsaturated kind. And nuts are a good source of protein, fiber, potassium, magnesium and other important minerals.
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