These yummy nuts are high in alpha-linolenic acid, which can accelerate your metabolism of fats. In fact, dieters who ate 3 ounces of almonds daily slashed their weight and body-mass index by 18 percent, while those who skipped the nuts reduced both numbers less— just 11 percent—a study in the International Journal of Obesity revealed. And I've always thought they were fattening.
Chomp almonds à la carte (limit yourself to 12 per serving to keep calories in check). I get a pack and nibble throughout my day. Or sprinkle them into cottage cheese or a salad Go nuts!