Eating Nuts Is Linked to Lower Health Risks
In one of the largest and longest studies of its kind, researchers concluded that people who eat nuts frequently have a lower risk of premature death than those who eat them less often or not at all. The study included health information and self-reported food intake from over 76,000 women and 42,000 men. The association between eating nuts and a lower risk of premature death was stepwise—people who ate nuts the most frequently (seven or more times a week) had the lowest risk, although this type of study cannot prove that nuts protect against early death. People who did not eat nuts had the highest risk of premature death. Nuts are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other substances thought to boost health.
Source: The New England Journal of Medicine, Nov. 21, 2013