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How you wish to gobble up those crunchy nuts! But, since you are on a weight loss program, you cannot even think of touching those fat-ridden, yummy bites, right?

Hey, wake up guys! It’s time to do some more prodding on nuts. Whatever people may say, science has something different to tell you. You’d find it hard to change, at first, since you’ve been conditioned to believe that nuts make you fat and you stay away from them. But, clinical studies on these nutrient powerhouses of nature suggest the opposite. In fact, they recommend eating nuts while on a weight loss program.

 





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Hoodia gordonii for weight loss

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions, afflicting at least 300 million people worldwide.  The chronic diseases which obesity causes such as hypertension, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, are more prevalent now than at any other time in history.  The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) uses the word “obesogenic” to describe American society, and released a study in 2009 that estimated the health cost of obesity in the United States as $147 billion each year.  The study also concluded that obese people spend 42% more on health care costs than people of normal weight. 

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