Want to lose weight and lower your cholesterol? Eat WALNUTS: Handful a day is ‘as effective as a low fat diet’

Walnuts

Forget salads and green tea – it seems walnuts may be the key to losing weight.

(Article by Madlen Davies, republished from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3439155/Want-lose-weight-lower-cholesterol-Eat-WALNUTS-Handful-day-effective-low-fat-diet.html)

Scientists have found that eating a diet rich in walnuts and olive oil can lead to the same amount of weight loss as a lower fat, higher carbohydrate diet.

Even better, walnuts, which are rich in polyunsaturated fats, are beneficial to heart health and lower cholesterol, they say.

In light of the findings, the study recommends eating a handful of them a day.

A diet rich in walnuts and olive oil can lead to the same amount of weight loss as a lower fat, higher carbohydrate diet, new research has revealed 

A diet rich in walnuts and olive oil can lead to the same amount of weight loss as a lower fat, higher carbohydrate diet, new research has revealed

Study author Dr Cheryl Rock, of the San Diego School of Medicine at the University of California, said she was surprised by the results.

‘One of the surprising findings of this study was even though walnuts are higher in fat and calories, the walnut-rich diet was associated with the same degree of weight loss as a lower fat diet.

‘Considering the results of this study, as well as previous walnut research on heart health and weight, there’s something to be said for eating a handful of walnuts a day.’

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