In addition to protecting against cardiovascular disease and preserving the health of the skin, it has been shown that almonds melt the fat around your stomach…
According to the latest study, published in the journal “Journal of the American Heart Association,” only 30 grams of almonds a day instead of other snacks, rich in carbohydrates, are enough to reduce the fat in the stomach.
The experiment involved 48 people who were divided into two groups. During the six weeks they were on the same diet that differed only in one – one group for lunch had 30 grams unsalted raw almonds (253 calories), while the other group received a banana muffins with butter (273 calories). After a two-week break came the second part of the experiment – it lasted six weeks, but the groups of children were now replaced.
The results showed that a diet that included almonds significantly decreased the levels of cholesterol in the blood of the participants, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, which is in some way expected. However, what surprised the researchers was the fat loss in the stomach. Although the weight of respondents remained relatively the same, their waist circumference was reduced.
“We were very excited about the significant changes that followed for such a short period. I believe that the results of the efforts of omega-3 fatty acids, and in addition, almonds, contain numerous other nutrients like vitamin E, fiber, protein, etc., “says Claire Beriman, chief scientist of the research team.
Although during the studies they used 30 grams, Beriman points out that those who eat almonds every day should keep doses containing 160 calories. “Even half the recommended dosage will have a beneficial effect on your body,” says Beriman.