Nuts are a healthy snack and because they’re packed with protein and good fats, they should be our go-to for between meals. But new research has given us another reason to eat nuts - especially walnuts. It turns out, they can help stop cravings!
In a new study, researchers found that when people drank a smoothie made with walnuts and saw photos of high-fat foods, a part of the brain that regulates appetite and impulse control – the insula – was activated. That didn’t happen for those who didn’t drink the walnut smoothies.