NEW YORK: Including almonds in your daily diet could help reduce belly fat; a well-established heart disease risk factor, says a study.
A daily snack of 1.5 ounces (42 gram) of almonds instead of a high-carbohydrate muffin, eaten as part of an overall healthy diet, improved a number of heart disease risk factors in study participants.
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“Our research found that substituting almonds for a high-carbohydrate snack improved numerous heart health risk factors, including the new finding that eating almonds reduced belly fat,” said lead researcher of the study Claire Berryman from Pennsylvania State University.
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