For those of you like snacking but want to lose weight, the right solution is to choose the right snacks. Well, a study from Pennsylvania State University found that the right snack is almonds.
Replacing a snack with almonds,is believed by researchers to help the process of weight loss. Quoted from the Journal of the American Heart Association, Saturday (10/01/2015), the researchers concluded this after observing the levels of abdominal fat, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or "bad" cholesterol and total cholesterol levels of the respondents.
The researchers conducted a study involving 52 respondents who have excess weight. Moreover, these respondents also had higher levels of total cholesterol and high LDL prior to the study. They were then divided into two groups: one group was given almonds as a snack, while the other group was given a muffin banana as a snack for 12 weeks.
The results showed that the group was given a snack of almonds decreased abdominal fat, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and other blood fats, when compared with the other groups.
"Our study found that eating almonds as a snack can be heart healthy and reduce belly fat. In addition, snacking almonds can also be a simple way to help fight heart disease," said one researcher, Claire Berryman.
According to nutritionists Leona Victoria Djajadi, MND, how to eat nuts as a snack is best to raw (raw). Nuts including almonds and walnuts contain good fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated) so that it can fight and reduce the content of LDL in the blood.
"Nuts also contain fiber so that when combined with protein and fat can be one snack potent against hunger," said Victoria.