Want to add years to your life? Go nuts! The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a study that showed people who ate a handful of mixed nuts on a daily basis were 20% less likely to die from heart diseases, cancer or other ailments.
Certified nutritionist and dietician Janet Brill
, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., concurs that nuts are crucial for a healthy diet, especially for people over 50. “Nuts are the whole health package with proven disease-prevention benefits," says Dr. Brill.
Adds Andrea Paul, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at BoardVitals.com
, “A nut-rich diet can boost longevity in many ways. They lead to weight loss, better sleep, improved, memory, a stronger immune system, and healthier, younger-looking skin. All of these contribute to a longer life, as do their benefits of reduced risk of cancer and heart disease.”