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How eating nuts can help you lose weight

Even if you eat a healthy balanced diet it can be those little treats that you indulge in that cause you to pile on the weight. But did you know that snacking on nuts will not only satisfy your cravings but also could help you lose weight? Here is our guide to what nuts could do for you.

Woman eating nuts


30 grams = 159 calories

These little nuts can actually help to lower your cholesterol. They also contain antioxidants that are essential for a healthy body and mind. The shelling method will also “fool” your body into thinking it has eaten more than it has, because of the time it takes for each nut to be shelled. Therefore, you will feel full after eating less!


30 grams = 178 calories

These are a snack rich in goodness and stuffed with all the nutrients that your body needs to stay healthy. Hazelnuts are a good source of fats, protein, vitamin E, minerals and calcium, which will help, not hinder, your weight loss.

Brazil nuts

30 grams = 186 calories

As well as vitamins and minerals, Brazil nuts are known to contain selenium, which reduces the risk of breast cancer.


30 grams = 185 calories

This little nut is packed full of goodness for your body. As well as omega-3 fats, which help to keep your skin looking bright, the antioxidants present in the nuts are known to contain anti-cancer benefits and can help type 2 diabetes.


30 grams = 166 calories

Peanuts are way more than just a snack. They are a good friend to your heart, thanks to the mono-unsaturated fats that help to keep your ticker healthy. Peanuts also contain vitamin E, niacin, folate, protein and manganese, which are all essential in a healthy diet.

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