If you want to dramatically decrease your risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes; control your weight with no hunger pangs and reduce the visible signs of aging (such as wrinkles and sagging skin), go for nuts. The research on nuts and health clearly shows that people who add nuts to their diet will satisfy their hunger more quickly, leading to a reduction in overall caloric intake, helping you to shed unwanted pounds, while enjoying increased energy health benefits. Just remember, as with all things, to use moderation.
When thoughts turn to food between meals, enjoy a handful of raw, unsalted nuts. Nuts and seeds also make a great addition to salads and stir-fries. They’re extremely filling and satisfying—and healthful.