Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Consumption of Nuts Can Improve Longevity

New research suggests, eating nuts, including peanut butter can increase longevity of life. Diets of 206, 029 people were monitored in the United States and China, finding that nut consumption was linked in lowering risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease and other causes. Researchers monitored the consumption of nuts in men and women for various time periods, ranging from 5 years to more than 12 years. The group who ate the most nuts, peanuts, and peanut butter reduced their risk of early death from cardiovascular disease and all other causes by nearly 20%, compared to those who consumed the least. The U.S. group who ate the most nuts, resulting in the 20% finding, consumed more than 18 grams of peanuts a day, roughly two tablespoons. Include nuts in your daily diet by adding them to yogurt, dried fruit, cereal, or oatmeal, to help yourself live healthier and longer! Nuts are rich in nutrients such as unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamins, and phenolic antioxidants.

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