According to British scientists, eating nuts could drastically reduce the risk of heart attack and cancer. The study, conducted by scientists at Imperial College London, shows that people who eat at least 20 grams of nuts a day are less likely to develop serious illnesses, writes The Telegraph, quoted by Mediafax.
Research has shown that walnuts reduce the risk of heart disease by almost 30%, cancer by 15% and premature death by 22%. In addition, eating nuts is associated with a 40% decrease in the risk of diabetes.
Another finding is that walnuts halve the risk of dying from respiratory disease.
Study subjects ate a wide variety of oilseeds, such as walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, pistachios, pecans, Brazil nuts, and peanuts. All of these foods protect the body from heart disease and reduce the risk of premature death.
Peanuts have been found to reduce the risk of heart attack in particular, and nuts reduce the risk of cancer.
“Walnuts and hazelnuts are rich in fiber, magnesium and polyunsaturated fats: beneficial nutrients to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and lower cholesterol levels. Some nuts, especially pecans, are full of antioxidants that fight stress and reduce the risk of cancer. he stated Dr. Dagfinn Aune, one of the co-authors of the study.
The data come from the analysis of 29 previous studies in which more than 800,000 participants participated.