Newsflash: Buying whole-grain, fat-free pretzels won’t help get rid of your gut. Pretzels lack healthy fat, protein, and fiber, so it’s easy to eat an entire bag in one sitting—and still not feel satisfied.
Stock this instead: Pistachios
Pistachios satisfy a craving for something salty but also deliver nutrients that keep you feeling full. They also have the largest serving size of any nut—you get to eat 49 pistachios instead of 23 almonds, 21 hazelnuts, 18 cashews, or 14 walnuts. “In-shell pistachios are the best, because research has shown that the shells slow you down considerably, and you will consume about a third to a half less,” Geagan says.
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