Sunday, December 20, 2009

2nd of 3 Proven Flat Belly Foods

Further to my blog on Stress and Belly fat, from Prevention Magazine, here is the second of 3 Proven Flat Belly Foods that they recommend.
NUTS: Apparently Research from the City of Hope National Center in Duarte, Ca. found that dieters who ate a few ounces of almonds a day downsized their waistlines by about 6 1/2 inches in 24 weeks - nearly 50% more than those who ate the same number of calories without the nuts. Scientists speculate that the nut eaters benefited from additional fiber. Just keep your portions to a handful - about a 1-once serving - because they are high in calories. Also note that Almonds provide Vitamin E, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Iron, Fiber and Monounsaturated fat. They contain more Calcium than any other nut. Almonds are considered good for the heart, and prevention of Cancer and could lengthen your life.
It's a nice idea to have a little bowl of Almonds on the table, over Christmas Holidays or any time, for your guests to nibble on. You will feel good that you contributed to their health in some small way.
Almonds 20-24 whole = 160 calories Brazil Nuts 6-8 = 190 calories
Cashews 16-18 = 160 calories Hazelnuts 18-20 = 180 calories
Macadamias 10-12 = 200 calories Peanuts 28 = 170 calories
Pecans 18-20 halves= 200 calories Pine Nuts 150-157 = 160 calories
Pistachios 45-47 = 160 calories Walnuts 14 halves = 190 calories

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