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Should We Go Nuts?

Posted by : Jasmine Rojas / On : May 05, 2020

Why Are Nuts Good For You?

Nuts can reduce your risk of death by as much as 20%. That’s not propaganda, that is based on a study of over 100,000 people who participated in a study where they ate nuts daily. https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/11/eating-nuts-reduces-risk-of-death/ When individuals didn’t eat nuts in the same study, they were 20% more likely to die.

Of course, eating nuts didn’t just make people live longer, it made them smarter too. Walnuts were another area of study that UCLA completed in 2015 showed that individuals who regularly consumed nuts saw better results on their cognitive test scores as walnut consumption increased. It makes sense as walnuts are high in DHA one of the Omega 3-fatty acids.

Almonds, in turn, have nearly 50% of your daily Vitamin E intake. Research has suggested that regular consumption of almonds can reduce the effects of aging on the brain. It also has the potential to improve general memory. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26548495

Harvard also has research to suggest that eating an ounce of nuts at least five times a week can reduce your risk of a cardiovascular event. Over a 32-year study of 210.000 health professionals, a 14% reduction in cardiovascular disease was noticed.

A further 20% decline in coronary heart disease was seen in patients. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/nuts-heart-health/ . https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/full/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.118.314316
When you consider that nuts are destined to help improve the health of your entire family, it is important that you stay stocked up on them. Make sure to pick up some delicious walnuts, almonds, and even peanuts to help ensure that your body has the nutritional resources it needs to thrive.

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