Nuts are high in fiber, healthy unsaturated fats, vitamins, minerals, and other compounds which promote good health. Nuts improve cholesterol levels, reduce inflammation, and help keep arteries flexible which minimizes elevated systolic blood pressure. Eating nuts regularly may reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and type-2 diabetes. A large observational study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (Nov, 2013) has found that eating a handful of nuts daily may increase longevity. Also, the report has found that regular eaters of nuts were more slender than those who did not eat nuts. This is likely due to the fact that nuts are relatively high in fiber and protein. It's fiber within nuts that makes you feel fuller longer so that you're less likely to eat as much food later. Nuts of any variety such as walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, macadamias, pecans, pistachios, and pine nuts are healthy. So go ahead, eat nuts but do so in moderation--think one handful per day.
Brian Danley, CFT
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