Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Eat nuts every day to cut heart and cancer risk

Eating just 20 grams of nuts every day could reduce the chances of dying early from heart disease and cancer by more than a fifth, scientists found.

Nuts, particularly walnuts, sunflower seeds and pecans, are high in antioxidants, thought to protect the body against cell damage.

Peanuts – technically a legume – are so healthy that a review suggests even peanut butter could help us live longer, although the sugar and salt it contains may cancel out some benefits.

You may want to read: Foods to eat (like nuts, legumes) or avoid if you have high cholesterol

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