Research finds new benefits of almonds

April 21, 2008, 6:31 am

A new study has discovered the benefits of almonds to those trying to lose weight.

Research published in the British Journal of Nutrition has revealed that despite assumptions that almonds are linked to weight gain, there is no evidence to suggest this.

The research indicated that due to the fibre content of almonds some of the fat in the nuts is blocked.

Head of nutrition and health research at MRC Human Nutrition Research Dr Susan Webb remarked that dieters have not considered the food in the past.

“Including almonds in the diet can also help to boost the intake of some micronutrients, including vitamin E and magnesium,” she said.

The study found that eating a small portion a day does not aid weight gain but in fact increases satiety.

Recent research Dr David Heber of the Centre for Human Nutrition at the University of California revealed that pomegranate juice more antioxidant properties than other beverages.

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