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Can Almonds Reduce Belly Fat?

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Consuming almonds helps a person in burning away belly fat, in addition to protecting against heart diseases. According to research, consuming almonds weighing at least 1.5 ounces, or 42 grams, daily also led to improved levels of low-density lipoproteins and total cholesterol, reductions in waistlines and decreased amounts of leg fat.

In Consultation With Curejoy Expert Claude Butler:

A 2014 study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, revealed that consuming almonds reduce belly fat, in addition to protecting against heart diseases.

The study was conducted by researchers from Penn State University found that consuming almonds weighing at least 1.5 ounces, or 42 grams, daily also led to improved levels of low-density lipoproteins and total cholesterol, reductions in waistlines and decreased amounts of leg fat.

In the study, 52 overweight, middle-aged adults who had high total and LDL cholesterol but were otherwise healthy were divided into two groups of which one group was given a daily snack of 1.5 ounces of whole natural almonds, while the other group was given a banana muffin. Both group’s meals were otherwise identical and the two snacks contained the same number of calories. After the initial 6 weeks and a 2 week long recovery period, the groups switched snack types and continued with a second 6-week long diet.

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The researchers discovered:

• When eating almonds, both groups had a decrease in total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol non-HDL-cholesterol and remnant lipoproteins.

• When eating the muffin snack, both groups experienced a reduced HDL (good) cholesterol more than while on the almond diet.

• Despite no differences in body weight or total fat mass, the almond diet significantly reduced abdominal fat mass, waist circumference and leg fat mass compared to the diet with the muffin snack.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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165 comments
Janet Nader
Janet Nader 5pts

Nothing reduces belly fat like sustained diet and regular exercise

Sara Young
Sara Young 5pts

Yes I believe so... I've lost 60 lbs while including nuts into my diet.

Sheila Arches
Sheila Arches 5pts

Ahehe got belly fat...but anyway..do d belly moves....swing it left n right...smile...that makes you beautiful...n happy soul...

Mari Maier
Mari Maier 5pts

Only if you eat them instead of eating the shit that makes you fat. Overeating anything will cause weight gain, saying almonds will make people lose weight is idiotic, if people eat all their regular food with added almonds they wont lose weight at all. Diets are bad, people need to re learn what food is and stop eating so much processed crap.

Mirtha Scoles
Mirtha Scoles 5pts

I don't. Know about losing. Or even reduced. Belly. Fat ,but one thing. Is for sure almonds are delicious. And extremely. Good for our health,almond. milk. A big plus,almond oil for Almost everything personal,use,,,in general,is real good\U0001f604\U0001f603\U0001f600\U0001f600

Indira Deonarine
Indira Deonarine 5pts

I eat almond every day and I didn't lose weight. I gained more weight. Trying with exercise

Ameena Aneesh
Ameena Aneesh 5pts

Eating almonds soaked overnight boosts up the calcium levels and reduces bad cholesterol. Never heard of reducing body fat.

Maite Ruiz Sanz
Maite Ruiz Sanz 5pts

It's really possible!!! Eat ONLY, i say,ONLY two almonds a day and you will lose ALL your weight. TRUE.

Niki Brown
Niki Brown 5pts

No, they are good for you but high in calories. 1oz is 320 calories.

Nela Davis
Nela Davis 5pts

She"ll need lots of nuts!"sandra amused.

Shekhar Swamy
Shekhar Swamy 5pts

No no no it cannot work. Only exercise and diet does work. Almonds cannot work as supplement or medicine individually there are so many other things to be consumed. Ha....... Very costly affair good for Ranis and Maharaja