Nuts lower your risk of serious health issues if you eat a handful every day


In London, a study of over 800,000 patients from around the world showed that eating at least 20 grams of nuts per day led to a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases. The researchers at Imperial College London and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology found that about a handful of nuts per day can cut people’s risk of coronary heart disease by nearly 30 percent, their risk of cancer by 15 percent, and their risk of premature death by 22 percent.

Study co-author Dagfinn Aune from the School of Public Health at Imperial said, “We found a consistent reduction in risk across many different diseases, which is a strong indication that there is a real underlying relationship between nut consumption and different health outcomes.”

The study included all kinds of tree nuts, such as hazel nuts and walnuts, and also peanuts – which are actually legumes.