Yes, they are full of fat and they do help you lose weight! And we are talking about nuts here – especially almonds and peanuts. When trying to get lean, most people give up all forms of fat, and since nuts also have “fats” in them, they get ditched first! Unknown to many, the healthy fats in nuts can actually boost weight loss efforts. Before we begin to discuss how exactly almonds and peanuts can help you shed weight, we just want to bust the myth that eating nuts would cause weight gain or too much heat in the body – this is absolutely wrong! Healthy fats (that are abundantly found in nuts) motor up the fat-burning process. While it’s a task to find out which forms of fats are weight lossy friendly, “almonds” with their amazing mono-saturated fat content, oleic acid, palmitoleic acid content are considered a fat-burning food. Almonds are also nutrient-dense and the essential fatty acids lower cholesterol and help in maintaining a healthy heart along with being high in fiber, protein, vitamin E, and essential minerals. Likewise, peanuts are full of protein, fiber, and healthy fats and keep you fuller for longer. Though not exactly low in calories, these nuts do pack a lot of nutrients. When eaten in the right quantity and the right way, they boost the weight loss process and cut down belly fat. Read in detail how eating almonds and peanuts can help you lose weight.
How Almonds and Peanuts Boost Weight Loss?
Almonds can boost weight loss because they are nutrient dense and have fiber, protein, healthy fats in high percentage. In 25 almonds, there are approximately 14.2 gm healthy fats, 3.5 gm fiber, 6.1 gm carbs, and 6 gm protein – all in 164 calories. Almonds can be consumed in various ways – regular milk can be replaced with almond milk, almond flour is great for people with gluten intolerance, and the easiest way to consume them – soak a handful in water or milk overnight and consume them first thing in the morning after getting the skin off. Also, almonds can be made a part of a healthy trail mix and consumed as a snack.
Coming to peanuts, they are not as expensive as almonds, have high protein content, along with B vitamins, healthy fats, keeps you fuller for longer, and do not cause blood sugar jump. Most importantly, peanuts boost metabolism and absolutely yummy in roasted and peanut butter form. You get around 16 gm of healthy fats and 7 gm of protein in just 2 tbsp of peanut butter. When you top up apple slices with peanut butter, it becomes a healthy weight loss snack with fiber coming from the apple and plant-based protein from peanuts. If frequent hunger pangs are melting away your will power, try this delicious food combo (12 Food Combinations That Boost Weight Loss) and you would not be disappointed.
Almonds and peanuts promote weight loss with their high protein, fiber, vitamin, and healthy fat content. They also boost metabolism and help body burn calories more effectively. Whenever you feel hunger pangs, pick up some almonds or roasted peanuts instead of packaged snacks because these nuts can make you full and keep you feeling that way for longer.
Summing up, never give up on nuts, just control the amount you consume. Do make peanuts and almonds, and other nuts (walnut, pistachio, hazel nuts) a part of your daily diet. As a snack, make it a part of trail mix by including pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, raisins, and other nuts, and curb unnecessary hunger pangs. But as we have always mentioned, you need to portion control even with healthy foods, restricting intake to just a handful to boost the fat-burning process. Do check out Rati Beauty Diet on the Rati Beauty app to find out different ways to use almonds, peanuts, and other nuts to burn fat and shed extra weight. So, what are you waiting for? Start eating nuts right away and get rid of those extra pounds!