Nuts Good for Health: Research

NutsLast month, a new research was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which involved approximately 119,000 subjects and it was found that eating one serving of unsalted nuts every day could even make your life longer.

People who eat nuts had fewer rates of suffering from cancer, heart and respiratory disease and eating nuts was linked with a 20% decrease in total death rate, independent of other predictors of demise.

This summer, a study was conducted on over 7,000 people belonging to an age group of over 50 years in Spain. It was found that those who ate nuts for over thrice in a week had less risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease than people who did not eat nuts.

Both studies revealed that people who consumed nuts are likely to have a lower body mass index and a lesser waist. Also, such people were also less expected to smoke and were more physically active as compared to those who rarely or never had nuts.

Nuts are packed in an attractive grouping of plant sterols, monounsaturated fats and fiber. This can also decrease cholesterol levels.

A 2009 Harvard University study accomplished that eating walnuts resulted in a considerable decrease in both total cholesterol and levels of LDL or 'bad cholesterol'. As per researchers, Walnuts also have approximately twice as many antioxidant polyphenols as compared to almonds, peanuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, cashews, macadamias, Brazil nuts and pecans.