Although nuts are considered to be high on calories and a no-no for everyone who wishes to drop weight, scientists from Eastern Illinois University tell us different. They assert that pistachios can control the appetite.
An experiment was conducted involving 140 volunteers who were divided into two groups. People in one group were offered some pistachios before main meals while the other group went without pistachios. Then the volunteers were offered to choose food for the meal. The researchers found that people who had pistachios before meals ate less at dinner and supper and therefore received 40% less calories than the others due to getting satiated quicker.
Dietitians concluded that a regular intake of a small quantity of pistachios can help control eating habits and reduce the amount of calories. And one won’t be feeling pangs of hunger. Though pistachios have 600kcal, their unique composition of vitamins, minerals and amino acids precludes one from gaining extra fat.