Home > Health & Fitness > Know More: Almonds & Your Appetite

Know More: Almonds & Your Appetite

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Do midday hunger pangs often see you reaching out for a packet of wafers? Switch to almonds instead. Shirley Mistry tells you why

We’ve always been told that a couple of almonds a day boost memory and brain power. A new study further indicates that almonds make for a great snack and control your appetite without increasing your weight.

THE STUDY
Published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the findings of a recent research show that people who incorporated 43g of almonds in their diet, felt less hungry. Also, the calories consumed through these almonds got balanced, as they ended up eating less food during subsequent meals.

So, if you’re watching your weight, it may be a good idea to nibble on some almonds every few hours. The study also showed that despite eating additional calories every day, the participants did not put on additional weight at the end of the month. Even though an approximate 250 calories were consumed solely through almonds, it did not contribute to an increase in weight. Also, during the course of this study, participants were not asked to control any other aspect of their diet, apart from the almond intake. The important thing to note is that the study shows that almonds work better at controlling your appetite, when eaten as snacks as compared to eating them along with a meal.

The high fibre, protein and unsaturated fat content found in almonds, help in getting to the end result. Also, another study indicates that although almonds are touted to be fatty, your body doesn’t absorb all the fat an almond contains, therefore making the net fat you consume significantly lesser.
The best way to eat them is raw and as a snack. However, if you don’t find them palatable, toss them into salads and chutneys.

ALL IN GOOD MEASURE
Remember that almonds contain a lot of oxalates that can cause kidney stones. Also, eat dry, roasted and unsalted almonds as opposed to the ones that are salted or roasted with oil as they do more harm than good.

Facebook
Tweet
COMMENTS
No Comments Posted
POST YOUR COMMENTS
Name:  
Email:    
Comments:
 
City news
Former BJP MP Kirit Somaiya slams government over
The woman, who was missing for two years, ...
The canteen in JBIMS, one of Mumbai’s top ...
I like a girl; she too likes me. But some of my f
Dr. Rajan B. Bhonsle, M.D. (Bom)
Consulting Sex Therapist & Counsellor
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnu R. Bhonsle, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Astrology
Select Sun sign:
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)A profitable day is indicated. You need to put in all efforts to remain ahead in your work and business. You will benefit by working in co-operation with others. At times you may feel partners are not doing enough in terms of money and efforts put in. Avoid changes right now. Love life is happy and gratifying.
Tarot for Love
Select Sun sign:
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)What the cards say: Look back and grow Path: Connect with the inner and the outer will follow Don’t be angry. Give leeway and tolerate Ally: Pisces will make you mellow. Avoid Scorpio and their sting Card for the week: Tarot key no. XVII The Star. Insight and understanding bring new opportunities and growth. Joy and satisfaction
- Advertising -
Whether you’re the bride, close friends or family
Want to go back to work after you’ve given birth?
We know you’re going to want to look your absolut
Read More