A report in the Daily Telegraph last week claims that eating a handful of almonds daily could help people lose weight by suppressing their appetite for the rest of the day. These nuts are considered healthy because they are low GI and therefore cause a slower and more gradual rise in blood sugar when eaten…so people feel fuller for longer. It may therefore mean that they are less likely to overeat.
We often recommend nuts on www.bariatriccookery.com for small snack eating (a small handful is about 35g/11/2 oz) and they are a great source of protein. This small handful can boost your intake of protein by 7.4g. All the more reason to therefore put a few in your lunchbox or have to hand when on the go.
Image and details courtesy of www.telegraph.co.uk