Do Walnuts Help You Lose Weight?

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts contain numerous health benefits,  such as reducing the risk of obesity and diabetes. Now, new research  shows that the wrinkly nuts might have another superpower: They can  decrease your appetite. 

The study, published in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, looked at patterns in participants' brain exams while viewing images of food. The New York Times  reports that those who drank walnut smoothies earlier in the day were  more likely to have activation in their insula, a section of the brain  responsible for self-awareness and appetite control, when viewing  pictures of high-fat foods, like cake. 

So the next time you're worried  about overeating at a party, snack on a handful of walnuts beforehand,  as it might help curb your appetite. 

Source:  The New  York Times