Peaunut Butter-Slim Down Effect


April 16, 2010

Rich in healthy fats that help banish belly flab Studies show that diets high in mono-saturated fatty acids (abundant in peanut butter and nuts) prevent accumulation of fat around the midsection, boost calorie burn, and promote weight loss. In fact, women who eat one serving of nuts or peanut butter 2 or more times a week gain fewer pounds than women who rarely eat them, according to recent research from the Harvard School of Public Health. One reason: A snack that includes peanut butter helps you stay full for up to 2 1/2 hours, compared with 30 minutes for a carb-only snack such as rice cake, finds research from Purdue University. (Carbohydrates satisfy a craving, while nuts keep you feeling full.) Peanut butter and nuts are high in calories, so stick with a 2-tablespoon portion-about the size of a golf ball.


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