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Almonds, natures diet pill.

February 16, 2010

Fiber, healthy monounsaturated fats, protein… Yawn. Yeah, yeah, you know almonds are good for you, but here’s something really cool:

In a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, one group of reduced-calorie dieters enriched their diets with almonds while another group ate the same amount of calories but consumed no almonds.

The result? The almond-eaters lost more body fat and more inches off their waists than the non-almond eaters. Remember, the study participants ate the same amount of calories.

This result may be partly due to the fact that the fiber in almonds prevents some of the calories from fat from being absorbed. “The fiber binds with a portion of the fat so that it doesn’t come into contact with the intestinal wall,” researcher Dr. Michelle Wien, explained. “It just gets flushed out of the body. Continue reading …..

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