Wow- Salt and Nuts are Good For Weight Loss

If you thought that consuming nuts and salt is putting pounds around your waist, then read this important eye opening article below. You have been lied!

Nuts are one of the best healthy fat sources around. And in case you somehow still believe fat is BAD for you, here are all the benefits of including ample fat in your diet:

Fat helps stabilize blood sugar levels.

  1. Consuming fat helps to alleviate carb and sugar cravings.
  2. Adding fat to a meal helps you feel fuller, longer, due to it’s slow digestion.
  3. Consuming a healthy level of fat in your diet supports healthy hormone levels that support lean muscle tissue and recovery.
  4. Healthier skin and hair.
  5. Improved energy and alertness (the operation of your entire nervous system is dependent on fat)

And the list goes on and on.

So, start including nuts in your daily diet. Okay? Awesome.

A small handful of nuts is a great snack and a great way to keep between-meal-cravings at bay.

The best nuts? Walnuts, pecans, pistachios, almonds, cashews, and brazil nuts. A word of warning on peanuts — they’re a very common food allergen that can slow fat loss in some individuals, so I’d recommend other nuts instead.

And don’t forget nut butters! I add almond butter to my protein shakes often…a dessert-esque treat that couldn’t be more healthy. You should do the same. Not because you want to be like me, but because it tastes good (just with the added benefit of being like me).

Moving on to salt and sodium.

Salt is NOT bad for you…GEEZ LOUISE. In fact, it can actually boost your fat loss. I’ve hit on this MYTH time and time again, but it’s worth repeating.

Salt only creates a problem when you avoid it like the plague and then all of a sudden eat a bunch of it. Why? Because you’re unknowingly causing your body to crave sodium (because you never give it any) and when you finally do consume salt, it hoards every bit of it like a fat kid who hasn’t seen pizza in a month. Or like me when I haven’t eaten pizza in a week. Either way.

You see, there’s a special hormone in your body called aldosterone that regulates your “internal” sodium levels at wide range of dietary intakes. Eat less and it holds on to every bit you do consume, eat more and it just gets rid of what it doesn’t need.

A normal, stable, healthy sodium intake is very important to your fat loss and exercise goals for 2 reasons:

  • Healthy sodium levels result in greater blood flow to working muscles during exercise.
  • It’s sodium’s job to deliver potassium (one of the major nutrients involved in the muscle contraction process) into muscle cells during exercise. A low sodium intake will absolutely negatively effect your workouts, causing you to fatigue sooner. In the end, you burn fewer calories and lose less fat.

Now, there are some individuals who are very salt sensitive when it comes to blood pressure, so those individuals need to closely monitor the affects of sodium in their diet. But, for the general healthy population, a healthy sodium intake has many benefits.

If you’re a healthy individual who is purposely avoiding sodium because you think it may have a negative effect on your fat loss, try gradually increasing your sodium intake over the next couple weeks along with increased water consumption and I guarantee your workouts will thank you for it.

Alright, time for me to get back to these almonds…if you want to know 7 other foods you can EAT to lose fat, check out the below link from my buddy Kyle.

Recommended Reading >>> 7 Foods You Can Eat to Burn Fat! (Video Presentation)



Comments

  1. HealthGeek says:

    Yes Nuts and almonds are good for weight loss but if you eat more nuts and almonds than it would definitely increased your weight. So for the weight loss Nuvoryn capsules is the best options and it has no any side effects because of its natural ingredients.

  2. David @ Perfect Body Review says:

    I like to keep a daily portion of nuts in my diet, but I try to not overdo it because it’s calorie-dense. On the other hand, it is true that eating nuts helps control carbohydrates craving, so on the long run I prefer eating a handful of almonds instead of some carb snacks.

    I tried going low-sodium in the past and you are totally right, I felt very tired after my gym training. I now eat a normal amount and drink plenty of water. Everything’s great !

    Great article !

    – David K

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