Are Nuts Good for Weight Gain? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Nuts are good for obesity. Because they have healthy fats, fiber, protein, and antioxidants, and they can help you feel full, reduce your appetite, lower your cholesterol, and improve your metabolism.

Obesity is a condition that affects your body weight and fat distribution.

In obesity, your body stores excess fat, especially around your abdomen, which can increase your risk of various health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers.

One of the key factors in managing obesity is diet.

What you consume can affect your calorie intake and expenditure, which can impact your weight and health.

To effectively manage obesity, you should consume protein-rich foods like lean meat, fish, eggs, and dairy, and avoid sugar-rich foods like sweets, cakes, sodas, and juices.

Now, nuts are edible seeds that come from various plants.

People usually eat them as snacks, or add them to salads, cereals, or desserts.

Nuts are good for obesity because they contain healthy fats, fiber, protein, and antioxidants.

These nutrients can help you feel full, reduce your appetite, lower your cholesterol, and improve your metabolism.

A handful of nuts can give you about 10-20% of your daily needs of protein, fiber, and healthy fats.

Healthy fats can help you burn more calories and fat, and prevent inflammation and insulin resistance, which are associated with obesity.

Fiber can help you regulate your digestion and blood sugar, and prevent overeating and cravings.

Protein can help you build and maintain muscle mass, which can increase your energy expenditure and metabolism.

Antioxidants can help you protect your cells from oxidative stress and inflammation, which can worsen obesity and its complications.

Furthermore, nuts are a plant-based food and plant-based foods are good for obesity.

Because, they tend to be lower in calories, higher in fiber, and more nutrient-dense than animal-based foods.

You can eat a handful of nuts per day safely.

More than that can cause weight gain, digestive issues, and allergic reactions.

Also, you shouldn’t eat nuts if you have nut allergies, kidney stones, or diverticulitis, to prevent anaphylaxis, kidney damage, or inflammation of the colon.

Because, nuts can trigger these conditions in some people.

You can buy fresh nuts in your local market or can order them from online.

Always choose raw, unsalted, and unroasted nuts.

Because, they have more nutrients and less additives than processed nuts.

You can store them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to six months.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management and essential medical care is key to managing obesity effectively.

I always recommend my obesity patients to follow a weight-loss-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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