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Go nuts! A handful a day may help to keep many doctors away.    
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“Let food be thy medicine,” the Greek philosopher Hippocrates is quoted as saying. As it happens, the foods that are most powerful for disease prevention are also the most satisfying and delicious — think berries, greens, herbs and spices, seafood, legumes, and…drumroll, please…nuts. Eating about a handful of nuts (tree nuts or peanuts) a day is associated with a significantly lower risk of heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, diabetes and the ultimate chronic condition — premature death — according to a recent analysis of research. While nuts won’t cancel out harmful habits, they’re a fantastic part of a nourishing, plant-centric diet and a lifestyle that includes regular exercise, sufficient sleep, and stress relief. Almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, and other nuts are loaded with nutritious fat, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Incorporate them into recipes like our Spinach Salad with Oranges and Walnuts, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts and Dates, or Mediterranean Breakfast. Or enjoy them all by their lonesome because…sometimes you feel like a nut. (But leave the candy bar out of it!)

Source: Nut consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease, total cancer, all-cause and cause-specific mortality: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies

 

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