2. Are almonds fattening?
Research has proven that weight loss plans that include nuts show improved compliance and increased weight loss. This suggests that nuts may be included in moderation in the diet.
One study has shown that almonds raise levels of the hormone cholecystokinin. Cholecystokinin is a peptide hormone which is associated with a satisfied feeling of fullness. Although almonds can leave both women and men stay feeling fullness, women can stay feeling full for a longer time.
According to other research, including almonds in a diet could promote the exclusion of less nutritious foods. This improves the entire nutritional quality of diet.
Another study revealed that supplementing a low calorie diet with almonds boosts weight loss. The almond supplemented diet was associated with a 62% bigger reduction in weight. There was also a 50% bigger reduction in waist circumference and a 56% bigger reduction in fat mass. The monounsaturated fat present in almonds helps to satisfy the appetite and prevent overeating.