Monday, December 05, 2011
"The Pistachio Principle"
People who were serve the nuts in the shell consumed about 40 percent fewer calories than those who snacked on the ready-to-eat version. Why?
Prying them open slows your pace so you can realize you're sated. The shells also serve as a visual cue, making your portion seem bigger and reminding you of how many you've eaten. The benefits likely apply to any nuts - walnuts, pecans, etc. So go ahead, get cracking!