This news does not surprise me, as in Ayurveda nuts are in the category of Rasayana–foods that promote health and longevity. They benefit the deepest  layers of the body, Ojas, commesurate with what Chinese Medicine calls Jing or Essence. As such you will find nuts in many “aphrodisiac formula” and are also considered medicinal food for the nervous system. Nuts are so satisfying and dense, its not for nothing that we called them in the old days “nut meats.” Perhaps that is why they may function as a weight loss aid when eaten as a snack. Eat nuts and you will not overdo carbs?

See the NY Times article: Are Nuts a Weight Loss Aid?

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