But nuts are another source of healthy fats. And a recent study once again shows this:
Nut consumption improves blood lipid levels in a dose-related manner… the lipid-lowering effects of nut consumption were greatest …among those consuming Western diets.
Dr. Roizen has long recommended eating a few (8?) almonds or walnuts 30 minutes before a meal. The fat will slow your stomach down, and give you a head start on feeling full.
Make sure your nuts are UNSALTED!
BTW, I am not a Whole Foods evangelist. I happened to go there today, but, boy are they expensive!