Chew Almonds and Lose Weight!
December 10, 2012
There’s a great article from June 2009 issue of Nutritional Outlook titled “Chewing Almonds May Boost Satiety,” sourced from B. Cassady et al., “Mastication of Almonds: Effects of Lipid Bioaccessibility, Appetite, and Hormone Response,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol.89, no. 4 (May 2009): pp 794-800.It seems that chewing almonds suppresses hunger and elevates the feeling of fullness. Now that’s a delicious and enjoyable way to stay on your diet, accompanied by a tall glass of Syfo Wild Cherry Naturally-Flavored Sparkling Water!

Chewing almonds may increase the body’s absorption of unsaturated fat and suppress hunger for longer periods of time, conclude findings from Purdue University researchers.

In the study, researchers found that chewing almonds 40 times before swallowing led to the body’s absorption of significantly more unsaturated fat than those who chewed the almonds only 10 or 25 times before swallowing. The findings were presented last month at the 17th European Congress of Obesity in Amsterdam. These findings also emphasize the importance of examining chewing in the context of a weight management plan because participants reported that their hunger was suppressed and their fullness was enhanced as a result of increased chewing of the almonds,” said study author, Richard Mattes, PhD, RD

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