The Tasty Snack That’s Actually Good for You

Laura Donnelly, Aug 31, 2018

The Telegraph (UK) – More than 5,000 adults with no history of heart disease were quizzed about their diet in detail, every two years.

Over the 12 years that followed, there were 751 cardiovascular events, including 179 deaths.

The study found that those who consumed at least two portions of nuts a week had a 17 percent lower risk of death from heart disease, compared with those who only ate them once a fortnight.

Nuts consumed included walnuts, almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts, and seeds. Which Nut Is Healthiest?

Researchers said the findings showed a “robust” link even when other factors, such as exercise levels, were taken into account.

Guidelines from the society suggest eating 30 grams [one ounce] of unsalted nuts every day. [That’s about one 8-oz. can of nuts per week. – Editor]

Study author Dr. Noushin Mohammadifard said:

“Nuts are a good source of unsaturated fat and contain little saturated fat. They also have protein, minerals, vitamins, fiber, phytosterols, and polyphenols which benefit heart health.”  Read more. 

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