Sydney (Australia): New research from the University of South Australia suggests that a handful of almonds can help keep off extra pounds. Researchers studying how almonds can alter human appetite found that a snack of 30-50 grams of almonds can encourage people to eat fewer kilojoules each day. The study, published in the European Journal of Nutrition, found that people who ate almonds instead of an energy-equivalent carbohydrate snack reduced their energy intake by 300 kilojoules at the next meal, most of which came from junk food.
Dr Shariah Carter, from UniSA’s Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA), says the research provides valuable insight into weight management. “Overweight and obesity rates are a major public health concern and reducing appetite through improved hormonal response may be the key to promoting weight management,” Dr Carter said. “Our research examined the hormones that regulate appetite, and how nuts — particularly almonds — may contribute to appetite control,” he said. Lower food intake (up to 300kJ),” he said.
In Australia, 12.5 million adults – or two in three – are overweight or obese, with research showing that nine billion individuals worldwide are overweight, including 650 million who are obese. According to the study, almond consumption was associated with lower levels of C-peptide responses (47 percent lower), higher levels of glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (18 percent higher), glucagon (39 percent higher), and higher levels of glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (18 percent higher). Pancreatic polypeptide reactions. C-peptide responses may improve insulin sensitivity and reduce the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.
Pancreatic polypeptide slows digestion, which can lead to reduced food intake, and glucagon sends satiety signals to the brain, both of which promote weight loss. properties and help explain why fewer kilojoules were consumed. Dr Carter said the findings of this study suggest that eating almonds produces small changes in people’s energy intake, and that this could have clinical implications in the long term. Positive lifestyle changes can have long-term effects. When we’re making small, lasting changes, we’re more likely to improve our overall health in the long run,” Carter said. Incorporate them into the daily diet. Now we’re excited to see how weight loss improves. How almonds can affect appetite during a diet and help with weight management in the long term.”