Want to avoid the middle-aged spread? Ditch the chips and go for nuts: A daily snack of trail mix or peanut butter helps control weight gain

Eating a handful of nuts a day can prevent middle age spread, according to new research.

Snacking on walnuts, peanuts, pecans or any other variety stave off obesity-related conditions like heart disease and diabetes too, say scientists.

They are rich in unsaturated fats that make people feel fuller – stopping them piling on the pounds – and keep blood sugar, insulin and cholesterol levels in check.

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