Wednesday, 7 December 2016
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