Handful of nuts a day can beat belly fat

According to scientists the route to a flat tummy involves eating lots of nuts

Scientists have linked eating nuts with higher levels of seratonin, which decreases your appetite and could help you beat that stubborn belly fat.

Researchers from the University of Barcelona found that one ounce of raw and unpeeled walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts a day could boost happiness and help improve heart health.

‘An increased excretion of seratonin metabolites was associated for the first time with nut consumption,’ say the team led by Cristina Andris-Lacueva and the Human Nutrition Unit of the Rovira i Virgili University.

A previous study by the United States Department of Agriculture also found that pistachios can help weight loss and support a healthy heart.

‘Pistachios convey a variety of health benefits, including weight management support and cardiovascular support,’ says Lead researcher David Baer.

Published in the British Journal of Nutrition he added that the findings contradict the common misperception that nuts should be excluded from a daily diet due to calorie intake.

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