The nuts do not fatten

It is very common to read that nuts grow fat, especially because in its nutritional composition we can find a high fat content, so that its caloric content is equally high.

Of course, we must bear in mind that it is not the same to consume natural dried fruit, that those that for example have been cooked or fried, some products or snacks that, by the way, tend to be very common in supermarkets and large surfaces: fried peanuts, toasted or fried almonds ...

However, as they say from the Spanish Vegetarian Union, today we can not really say that nuts grow fat. If to this statement we talk about the results of a meta-analysis carried out in Spain and published by the journal American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which has confirmed that the consumption of nuts does not cause overweight, nor causes an accumulation of body fat.

Studies show that nuts do not actually fatten

Unlike what usually tends to think, the reality is that one of the main qualities or nutritional benefits of nuts, is that they increase thermogenesis - calorie combustion - so that the consumption of nuts not only would not fatten , but they even help to keep the metabolism active for a longer period of time.

This could translate into something even easier to understand: the higher the consumption of nuts, the lower the body weight. In fact, although until now a consumption of no more than 25 grams of nuts per day was advised, the reality is that even those people who consumed more than 100 grams a day of nuts in the different tests carried out, this consumption is not translated into an increase in body weight. Even in some cases there was a decrease in weight.

The American Dietetic Association itself states that although nuts have many calories and fats, new scientific research has shown that they can help in weight loss.

Therefore, if you like nuts as much as we remember that they do not actually get fat, they can help you lose weight and are even beneficial for your heart and for your own cardiovascular health.

Of course, if you do not want to add extra calories unjustifiably and that they would get fat, always try to opt for natural nuts, never fried.

If you want to know more, we recommend you to know the calories of nuts.

Images | The Traveling Bum / IainBuchanan This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist.

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