People who eat nuts the most frequently lived the longest and were the leanest! Think almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, pistachios—and many more! (Even the lowly peanut, although technically a legume, gets a seat at the nut party.) The surprising results came from a 30-year study of 120,000 people, and was reported in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.
“Eating nuts lowers LDL (“bad” cholesterol), raises HDL (“good” cholesterol) and also lowers blood pressure and blood pressure responses to stress,” said Dr. Kris-Etherton, in a recent highlight of the research on nuts. HDL cholesterol is now understood to sweep away fatty plaque within our arteries, aiding us in protecting our hearts and brains, preventing cancer, and reducing inflammation.
Those trying to keep the pounds off need not worry either, as nuts, while high in healthy fats, are also high in protein and fiber, delaying absorption and decreasing hunger.8
But don’t overlook, the littlest members of the family. Nuts are just large seeds, and seeds like chia, sesame, sunflower, pumpkin, pine, and hemp also pack a powerful nutritional punch.
Taken from Last Generation, Vol. 27 No. 4, “Choices”. Last Generation is a vibrant 32-page soul-winning magazine published six times a year. To subscribe, call (540) 672-1996, Ext. 283. https://lastgen.net/