People who noshed on almonds regularly lost 62 percent more weight and 56 percent more body fat than those who skipped the snack, in a study from the City of Hope National Medical Center in California. “Almonds keep you more full than other snacks because they have a triple-threat of protein, fiber, and fat,” says Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN, CSSD, nutritionist to the Chicago CUBS and author of the upcoming The Superfood Swap. In fact, a study in The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found almonds can help you burn more fat and carbs during a sweat session. And while other nuts are also healthful, you can score more almonds in one serving compared to other nuts—a generous 28 almonds—meaning they’ll last longer, which is great for dieters, Turoff adds.
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