Are nuts healthy?

Are nuts healthy?

Yesterday I talked about the benefits of quitting smoking, which most of you already know. What you probably didn’t know is the health benefits of eating nuts.

Studies show that people with the highest intake of nuts (5x or more a week) have a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease. Nuts have also been shown to reduce the risk of cancer, respiratory disease and all-cause mortality. With these impressive benefits it’s a no-brainer to add more nuts to your diet.

Nuts make a great snack. Studies have shown that 1 oz. (about a handful) a day is optimal. You also could start adding nuts into recipes instead. You’ll likely live longer if you do!

 

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