If you’re trying to trim your tummy, don’t let this advice go to waste.
New research shows that adding almonds to your diet and baking with almond flour may not only aid in your weight-loss efforts, but also reduce your body fat and cinch your midsection significantly.
Baking with Almond Flour: A Tasty Way to Whittle Your Middle
The 24 week study, published in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders, included 65 adults who were either overweight or obese. Half of the participants in the study ate a low calorie diet plus three ounces of almonds per day… or a low calorie diet plus their choice of complex carbohydrates. Both groups consumed the same amount of calories and protein.
At the end of the study, the almond-eaters enjoyed a 62% greater reduction in weight, 50% greater reduction in waist circumference and 56% greater reduction in fat mass compared with the group consuming the complex carbohydrates.
These results are not surprising. In fact, many studies show that people who eat the most almonds (and almond flour!) have the slimmest waistlines. Not to mention that almonds contain blood sugar-balancing magnesium, heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, more calcium than any other nut, and three times the antioxidant power of broccoli!
Indulge in Cakes, Cookies & Breads that Help You BURN Fat
By trading out the starchy carbs in your diet for monounsaturated fat rich almonds, you’ll do a lot to stabilize blood sugar – a key factor in losing weight… and keeping it off.
So go ahead and enjoy a handful of raw almonds for a snack. Or for a delicious, fat-burning indulgence, whip up one of our unforgettably moist and buttery Cakes… crisp-and-chewy Cookies…or fresh Breads – for all of the flavor of your favorites… with the fat-melting benefits of almonds!
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- Wien MA, Sabate JM, Ikle DN, Cole SE, Kandeel FR. Almonds vs complex carbohydrates in a weight reduction program. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2003 Nov;27(11):1365-72