5 Reasons to Eat More Nuts

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If you currently avoid nuts, as you worry about their fat content, it is time to reconsider your view of nuts. Nuts largely contain unsaturated fats and are rich in vitamins and minerals, making them a healthy addition to your diet. Read on to find out 5 reasons why you should consider eating nuts every day.

 1. Nuts may promote weight loss

Far from causing weight gain, people who eat more nuts tend to have a lower body weight. Nuts may help to keep you lean, as they provide plenty of fiber and protein, both of which keep you feeling full. Including nuts daily may therefore reduce your food intake later in the day. However, as nuts are calorie dense, you will need to moderate your intake, otherwise you will counteract the impact nuts have on feelings of hunger. Stick to a small handful of nuts each day to avoid consuming extra calories.