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Eating Nuts Regularly May Protect Against Disease
Nuts are a wonderful source of protein, minerals and other life enhancing nutrients. They are especially great for vegans. Many studies have shown that nuts may help prevent heart disease, weight gain, and the accumulation of LDL cholesterol.
People often give nuts a bad rap because of their high fat content, although nuts are actually packed with healthy fats and essential nutrients. Nut’s should be a part of everyone’s diet (unless you have nut allergies). Nuts provide our bodies with many other benefits such as mens health, breain health, weight management and stress reduction.
If you love nuts then don’t stop reading. A study performed over 30 years has shown that people who regularly eat nuts reduce their risk of cancer and death from any cause. On that note, just a 1-ounce serving of nuts each day is enough to give a 20% reduced risk of dying.
The studies also have shown that people who eat nuts about 7 times a week are 29% less likely to die from heart disease and 11% less likely to die from cancer. This study was compared to people who do not consume nuts. The people who ate nuts 2 to 4 times every week, reduced the risk by 13%; those who ate nuts once a week, reduced the risk by 11% and the ones who ate nuts less than once a week, reduced the risk by 7%.
People who consume nuts are overall healthier
According to another study done, people who regularly eat nuts have lower rates of obesity, lower cholesterol levels, less high blood pressure, and exercised more compared to people who ate no nuts at all.
Consider adding more raw nuts to your diet. Choose raw nuts over roasted they have much more health benefits. It is always a great idea to soak raw nuts before consuming them. It can help reduce the phytic acid content, help digest them better, and help the body gain more nutritional value.