A study of 14,000 men and women has found that tree nuts including almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnut consumers are 25 percent less likely to be obese and 21 percent less likely to have a elevated waist circumference than those who did not consume tree nuts.
Nut consumption is associated with lower body mass index, systolic blood pressure, insulin resistance and higher levels of high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol.
Although tree nuts contain fat and calories, various studies have shown that diets “enriched with nuts” do not increase weight.
tree nuts are a satiating food that may actually help suppress appetite. They are filled with plant protein, dietary fibre, and healthy mono-and polyunsaturated fatty acids.