By now, we all know about the benefits of nuts. Deemed a superfood, nuts are a treasure trove of nutrients. Studies from across the world have found that this bite-sized goodness helps promote overall health and the mind. One such popular nut option is almond. Popularly called 'badam' in Hindi, almond has been a part of the Indian diet for centuries. According to health experts, this particular nut is loaded with potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium and other nutrients that help promote immunity, bone health, eyesight, skin health and more. Alongside, almond helps lose weight too. You heard us.
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Almonds For Weight Loss: How Almonds Help Manage Weight:
A recent study by the University of South Australia states that "a handful of almonds" may help keep our weight in check. "Researchers, who studied how almonds can alter human appetite, discovered that a snack of 30-50 grammes of almonds could encourage people to consume fewer kilojoules each day," reads a report in ANI. The findings are published in the European Journal of Nutrition.
It was found that the people who consumed almonds, instead of an energy-equivalent carb-rich snack, reduced their energy consumption by 300 kilojoules at the next meal.
"Almonds are a fantastic healthy snack to incorporate into the daily diet. We are now excited to look at how almonds might affect appetite during a weight loss diet and how they might assist with weight management in the long term," explains Dr Sharayah Carter from UniSA's Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA).
Considering this, we found some healthy and tasty recipes that you can incorporate in your daily diet to manage weight and keep up overall good health. Take a look.
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Here're 5 Interesting Ways To Include Almonds In Your Winter Diet:
A popular drink from Kashmir, kahwa is a winter-special recipe that works as a natural source of many essential nutrients, including protein and healthy fats. This particular recipe includes the goodness of badam (almonds) too. Click here for the recipe.
Dates And Nuts Ladoo:
Winter and indulgence go hand-in-hand. We bring you a perfect winter-special recipe that will not only satisfy your cravings but also load you up with healthy nutrients. In this ladoo recipe, we use almonds and other nuts, dates, and desiccated coconut and that's it! Click here for the recipe.
Sweet Chilli Almonds:
A perfect treat for munching, these bite-sized goodness are ideal to curb all your untimely hunger pangs. Here, almonds are coated in egg white and chilli masala and roasted to perfection. Click here for the recipe.
Sauteed Broccoli And Almonds:
Here is a recipe to amp up your winter-special sabzi. We use fresh and crunchy broccoli and almonds, along with butter, garlic and salt, to toss up this healthy and delicious dish. Click here for the recipe.
Oats And Almond Biscuit:
Let's agree, winter calls for a hot cup of masala chai. And to go with it, we bring this delicious biscuit recipe that includes the goodness of oats and almonds. Click here for the recipe.
Try out these recipes and include the goodness of almonds in your daily diet.
Note: These food suggestions are not a part of the study.
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