Nuts, pistachios and dried fruit help fight extra pounds

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Are you struggling with the extra pounds? Include dried fruit in your diet, it will help you lose weight and keep it under control!

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Are you struggling with the extra pounds? Insert the dried fruit in your diet, it will help you lose weight and keep it under control!





To reveal this beneficial effect of nuts is a study published in the Journal of American College of Nutrition, conducted by a group of American researchers, who analyzed the risk factors for the heart disease, 2 type diabetes and metabolic syndrome in consumers of dried fruit, especially almonds, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pine nuts and pistachios.

From the results of the analyzes - which involved a sample of 13.292 people - it emerged that those who consume these fruits highlights high levels of lipoproteins, high density of HD cholesterolL (the good one, which helps eliminate bad fats from the blood) e low levels of protein C.-reactive, an element that can cause a number of chronic diseases, including heart disease, but also a lower body weight!

"One of the most interesting discoveries - explained Carol O'Neil, researcher at the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center and first author of the study - was the fact that consumers of these fruits had a lower body weight and a lower body mass index. (BMI) compared to non-consumers ".

In short, anyone who regularly eats small doses of walnuts, pistachios, almonds and cashews sees decrease the risk of getting some serious diseases and to keep weight under control.

In particular, those who consume walnuts showed a lower prevalence of four related risk factors to metabolic syndromes, such as abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high fasting blood glucose and low levels of high-density cholesterol lipoproteins.



"Dried fruit - concluded O'Neil - must be an integral part of a healthy diet and must be encouraged by health professionals, especially registered dieticians".

Green light therefore to walnuts, pistachios, almonds, pine nuts and hazelnuts, as long as they are consumed in small quantities and included in a balanced diet!

Verdiana Amorosi

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