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Eating nuts linked to healthier, longer life

November 20, 2013

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Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter

Julie Corliss is the executive editor of the Harvard Heart Letter. Before working at Harvard, she was a medical writer and editor at HealthNews, a consumer newsletter affiliated with The New England Journal of Medicine. She … See Full Bio
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January 17, 2014

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December 4, 2013

This is really informative post and I personally would like to appreciate the efforts. We are also dealing in same industry hence found this informative to add in our process also. Once again thanks for your post.

Smith Taylor
November 28, 2013

Wow you are amazing with words. This sounds like a healthy snack. So tasty and healthy!

November 23, 2013

Are peanuts really nuts and are they bad for your blood pressure?

David Carbone
November 22, 2013

what about the level of omega 6 fats and phytates in nuts?

Manish Kataria
November 22, 2013

Heave heard that cashews are not good for heart. Only almonds are the healthy nuts. Is it correct ?

November 21, 2013

Very interesting study… really does make you wonder how much the nuts themselves are responsible for the results vs. the lifestyle of the average nut eater.

There is no question that most people that take the effort to eat nuts probably live a much healthier life than the average individual who does not consume nuts.

November 21, 2013

Excellent article! And all the more reason why we must do all we can to fight the collapse of honeybee colonies. For without their polination, there would be no almonds, and many other nuts will be affected as well. Don’t eat honey — that’s the bees’ food, and giving up honey is a small price to pay to keep almonds around!

Jill Whalen
November 21, 2013

My grandmother lived to 103 and ate a handful of peanuts almost every day, so I definitely believe this!

November 21, 2013

Read in Prevention magazine recently that Cashews are the one nut that raises LDL. They are my favorite nut. Any validity to this study?

Maja A. Paulsen
November 21, 2013

The list about positive effect that nuts has over our body is really long.They can boost your immune system thanks to high vitamin E, vitamin B and magnesium content,they are also considered as a brain food — helping to prevent cognitive decline that happens with age.
According to research from Dr. David Bleich, head of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark published, it is found that people who added nuts to their diets and who replaced other foods with nuts lost more weight (an average 1.4 pounds more) and reduced their waist sizes by more than half an inch.
Nuts, like almonds, hazel nuts, peanuts, Brazil nuts, walnuts and cashews can all play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease,and much more.They can be consumed without limit like healthy snack as most people consume them or on any other way.

Matt Donnelly
November 21, 2013

I Eat nuts almonds, peanuts, walnuts, cashews and All kinds almost every meal. Will be 89 on Dec 3, 2013, love them and they love me.
Eat them.

Buzz Hunt
November 21, 2013

I can’t help but wonder if there is a negative impact on the fiber content of nuts when they are processed into butters, and by extension, if eating raw nuts rather than butters makes a significant difference in the benefits.

I also wonder if sunflower seeds qualify as nuts. I sprinkle them on my salads.

I would appreciate any response or referral to a knowledgeable source.

For what it is worth, I have only purchased peanut butter that has to be stirred when opened for the last 40 years. Nothing other than peanuts and salt contained so the oils separate before purchase. The ritual of stirring has always been part of engagement and delight of eating this fabulous food.

Ann M.
November 21, 2013

Excellent blog post! And nuts also make great snack food and you can sprinkle them in instead of cheese in pasta, to substitute healthy unsaturated fats for unhealthy saturated fats. Maybe even sprinkle chopped nuts into the “stuffing” in next week’s turkey.

November 21, 2013

Nuts are still a staple food item in our diet ,he health benefits of eating these delectable fruits are too
many to recount. To name one of the most resounding benefits that usually gets attention – people who regularly eat nuts live on average up to five years longer than those who do not.We are also deal in this type of business please vist on our sites.

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