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Are Nuts a Weight-Loss Aid? - NYTimes.com

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - "Here are the nuts," said Drew Sayer, a graduate student in nutrition science, before shoving me into the M.R.I. machine, flat on my back. "Chew them. Swallow them. And don't move your head." I moved my head, which blurred the resulting images.

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One of the main challenges of a top athlete is to maintain a good fitness level and shape along his career, so finding new methods that could allow one to achieve this status is also one of the many tasks of the coach, especially when he has to... more »One of the main challenges of a top athlete is to maintain a good fitness level and shape along his career, so finding new methods that could allow one to achieve this status is also one of the many tasks of the coach, especially when he has to work with a limited staff members. In the “Are Nuts a Weight-Loss Aid?” article, the author explains how nuts in fact can help one to lose or maintain weight. This mainly happens because they are loaded with protein and fiber, both proved to satisfy one’s hunger for a longer period of time than most other types of food. During a tournament or a long day of competition where we have to travel, it is important to find good snacks that will satisfy the players’ hunger for a longer period of time. Nuts are also resistant to digestion, thanks to the tough walls of their cells. Also, it was stated that as much as one-fifth of the fat in nuts never gets absorbed by the body. For me, it is important to avoid eating empty calories on daily basis, so we can use the energy we are taking in the body the best way possible. 09-26-2014 1:13pm

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