Healthy Eating Benefits – For years, snacking between meals has been frowned upon, but a new study shows eating nuts as a snack is actually beneficial.” …
Healthy Eating Benefits: Snacking Your Way To Better Health … Go Nuts!
The benefits of eating nuts have been discussed since the early 1990’s. A long term study published last month in the New England Journal Of Medicine reported the newest and most convincing findings to date.
Frequent nut consumption has been linked to a reduced risk of major chronic diseases, including heart and blood vessel disorders and Type 2 diabetes.
Here’s an article by Jane Brody at the Well blog of the New York Times:
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com Mon, 09 Dec 2013 05:01:40 GMT
The more often nuts were consumed, the less likely participants were to die of cancer, heart disease and respiratory disease, and not because nut eaters succumbed to other diseases. Their death rate from any cause was lower during the years they were followed. (The nuts in question were pistachios, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, peanuts and walnuts.)
Nuts Are Not Just For Snacking
If a handful of nuts as a snack is not appealing to you, consider adding nuts to your meals. Nuts can be added to salad, cereal, oatmeal, main dishes and desserts for added health benefits.