A new study has found strong evidence that a handful of nuts 5 days a week has the beneficial health effects of lowering cholesterol, averting blocked arteries and preventing heart disease.  The study suggests that nuts can lower the risk of a heart attack by as much as 14% and heart disease by 25%, which is a remarkable finding.    It is evidently the vitamins and healthy fatty acids in tree nuts such as cashews, brazils, pistachios and hazelnuts that can cut cholesterol and blood sugar.   Snacking on a few nuts is also known to help with weight loss as they are filling and can prevent unhealthy snacking.

In summary, Emilio Ros, of the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, said:  “Raw nuts, if possible unpeeled . . . may be considered as natural health capsules.”   (The Times 14 November 2017).   I’m all for that.

Debbie King

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