A Dutch study has found that people taking 15 grams of nuts each day, equivalent to half handful, have less risk of dying from important chronical diseases than those not taking. The study's authors explain and make it clear: "The list also includes peanuts, which are actually legumes but not peanut butter."
The pathologies that most reduce mortality by eating nuts are respiratory diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Oddly enough, it is true. Even researchers at the University of Maastricht, themselves were surprised that the reduction in mortality occurs consuming only 15 grams of nuts a day
The secret of them is in nutrients that provide us with monounsaturated fats (like olive oil), omega-3, vitamins and minerals, fiber, antioxidants and other bioactive compounds. All together to protect our cells and even our DNA.
However, experts warn: "Beware salt and oils are often added to packaged nuts!".The ones recommended are natural, without any additives. In addittion to as a snack, try to incorporate them into salads, pastas and sauces.
Finally, they have clarified: "Interestingly, increased consumption no longer reduces the risk of mortality."