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January 10, 2018 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition

Nuts Making Headlines

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Nuts really are a food that you can love, and they will love you back!

Two new studies back this up beautifully. In the first, scientists concluded that people who eat nuts regularly are significantly less likely to develop cardiovascular disease. Here are the highlights:

  • Those consuming five or more servings a week of any variety of nuts, including peanuts, were 20 percent less likely to develop heart disease.
  • Looking at individual nuts, walnuts reigned supreme with as little as one to two servings a week cutting the risk of cardiovascular death by 20 percent.
  • Those consuming walnuts and peanuts were also less likely to have a stroke.

This Harvard based study is the largest of its kind to date and included over 210,000 adults followed for up to 32 years.

In the second report, scientists discovered that regular nut consumption enhances brain waves linked to superior brain function and a vast array of health benefits. Researchers monitored the brain waves of study subjects via EEG before and after they consumed six different varieties of nuts. Although all nuts proved helpful, some nuts were better than others for boosting certain frequencies. Pistachios stood out for triggering gamma waves, which are critical for learning and memory. Peanuts were best for delta waves, which are fundamental for healing, immunity and deep sleep. ( FASEB, 2017)

Hippocrates was dead on when he said, “What is good for the heart is also good for the brain.” I consider nuts miracle pills for both the heart and the brain. Share in the love and happiness!

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(Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2017; 70 (20): 2519 DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.09.035


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