It is wide knowledge that eating nuts is healthy, but some new research may have you grabbing for a handful. It has just been reported that eating nuts frequently is related to a longer life span. Get cracking today, and make sure you get enough in your diet to keep yourself healthy.
- According to a recent study, eating a small portion of nuts each day protects against heart disease, diabetes, cancer, even premature death.
- Hazelnuts, almonds, pecans, cashews and peanuts, contain mainly monounsaturated fat, which also lowers blood cholesterol.
- Nuts can be eaten toasted, ground, in bread, tossed, sprinkled, stir fried, or as a snack.
“Compared with people who didn’t eat nuts, those who ate one serving a day – 28 grams’ worth, a small handful – cut their risk of coronary heart disease by nearly 30 per cent, the risk of cardiovascular disease by 21 per cent, the risk of diabetes by 39 per cent and total cancer by 15 per cent.”