Saturday, December 7, 2013

Go "NUTS" For Nuts

Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season.  Regular eaters of nuts were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease-in fact, were less likely to die of any cause, during a 30-year study from Harvard.  Nuts have long been called the heart-healthy food and the study is the largest ever done on whether eating them affects mortality.  After tracking 119,000 men and women they found that those who ate nuts daily were 20% less likely to die than those who never ate nuts.  The risk of dying of heart disease dropped 29% and the risk of dying of cancer fell 11% amongst those who had nuts seven times a week versus those who never ate them.  Peanuts, walnuts, pecans, almonds, pistachios and all others were included.  A bonus:  Nut eaters stayed slimmer.  So add nuts in your cereal, your homemade fudge, your cinnamon rolls, banana bread, etc...

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