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Saturday, November 19, 2005

fit tip

This weeks fit tip is about nuts. Lots of people think nuts are fattening and don't eat them. And they are nutrient dense. And yeah, packing away a whole can of honey-roasted cashews every day will probably make your jeans shrink.

But nuts and nut butters are wonderful for you in small amounts. The most wonderful, in my opinion, are raw almonds and walnuts. They are full of essential fatty acids, help make you less hungry, and are good for your blood lipids (cholesterol).

A couple of studies have shown that subjects adding up to 2 ounces of almonds a day -on top- of normal caloric intake showed no increase in body weight and some significant health benefits. I often eat a few almonds with a meal that is otherwise low in fat in order to increase satiety and absorption of micronutrients.

Here's some info collected by the almond lobby.


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