WALNUTS: 10 GRAMS PER DAY
Numerous previous studies studies show that consumption of various nuts may reduce the risk of deaths related to cardiovascular disease.
Piet van den Brandt, University of Maastricht (Netherlands), and colleagues, looked at 120.852 men and women, aged 55-69 years, residents in the Netherlands, analyzed eating habits and lifestyle; Deaths were monitored using a national database.
Data analysis revealed that men and women who eat at least 10 grams of nuts or peanuts per day have a lower risk of dying from some major causes of death, compared to people who do not consume nuts or peanuts. The reduction in mortality was stronger for respiratory diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and diabetes, followed by cancer and cardiovascular disease. It is interesting to note that peanuts have shown a capacity of reducing mortality as the other types nuts, while the peanut butter is not associated with any reduction of mortality.