We often think that almonds are full of fatty acids, so stay away from them if you want to lose weight! Well, you can actually munch on almonds for weight loss, but if eaten in moderation of course. These brown skinned beauties are considered to be one of the best nuts to have – rich in fibre, sodium, potassium, protein and carbohydrates. Quite a lineup of essential nutrients we’d say! Impressive as they are on the nutritional scale, they are super tasty as well! Here’s why almonds are good for weight loss!
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Contains good fats
When we hear fat, all we think of is that ugly chunk that surrounds some of our bellies. Well, then there is the good fat, that we intake, that helps our bodies and doesn’t get stored in that ‘ugly chunk’. Omega 9, omega 6 and omega 3 are three fatty acids that are present in high proportion in almonds. Unlike saturated fats and trans-fats, which are found in junk and processed foods and lead to various cardio vascular diseases like heart blockage and stroke, almonds contain unsaturated fats which prevent such disease and facilitates weight loss.
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This is very good for your digestion, assimilation and excretion. The skin of almond contains a high percentage of dietary fibre. If food is not properly digested it leads to acidity and bloating, which in turn will lead to fat gain. Therefore fibre is essential for your weight loss. So get to binging on some almond, in moderation, of course.
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Bye-bye belly fat
Almond benefits include a high protein content that helps in the development of lean muscle mass. The mono-saturated fats maintain or reduce our body mass index. It targets the fat stored in the abdominal region, thus reducing belly fat. Wow, that’s like a fat loss pill, without the ugly side-effects!
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So now you know! This tasty snack can become your best friend. But too much of anything is a bad thing. Stick to a moderate almond diet of 4-5 in a day and see positive changes in your fitness!