New research says nuts could be a valuable, tasty and nutritious slimming aid. Researchers from Harvard University that people a daily unhealthy snack with a small handful of nuts to down weight gain. They say this is especially helpful for people as they older. The researchers that people who ate just 14g of nuts every day less weight than those who ate another snack. The people who the nuts were less likely to become obese. However, the benefits to our weight could quite small. The scientists said swapping chocolate, cakes and potato chips with nuts could help a weight gain of just 0.4 to 0.7kg over four years.
The researchers a long-term study in which they at the lifestyle of nearly 190,000 people over two decades. The participants in the research were into three groups. They more than 51,000 male health professionals aged 40 to 75, 121,700 nurses aged 35 to 55 and 16,686 nurses aged 24 to 44. Researchers the participants questions every four years about their weight, how often they nuts, and how often they . Researcher doctor Xiaoran Liu said: "Incorporating nuts [into] a healthy diet by less healthy foods may [reduce] the gradual weight gain common during adulthood and beneficially to the prevention of obesity."