Nutty way to regulate hunger

Although walnuts have been  recommended in the diets of people  trying to control their obesity and diabetes because  they have healthy fats and induce satiety, new research suggests the benefits go much further.

Imaging studies suggest that eating walnuts activates an area of the brain, the right insula, which regulates  hunger and cravings.

Boston researchers used functional MRI to see what happens in the brain when people with BMI >30 consumed a breakfast smoothie containing 48g walnuts every day