Almonds, walnuts, pecans, and other nuts are chock-full of nutrients that are good for your heart.
Looking for an edible, heart-friendly holiday gift for family and friends? Consider a fancy assortment of dry-roasted nuts. They’re a healthy yet tasty alternative to traditional holiday sweets such as candy and cookies.
People who regularly eat nuts are less likely to have heart attacks or die from heart disease than those who seldom eat nuts, according to observational studies dating back to the early 1990s. Several of the largest (including two from Harvard, the Nurses’ Health Study and Physicians’ Health Study) have shown a 30% to 50% lower risk of heart attack, sudden cardiac death, or cardiovascular disease linked with eating nuts several times a week.
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Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter
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