According to a new research, people who eat nuts are more likely to avoid cancer and cardiovascular problems.
A new research conducted in Spain showed that people who eat nuts at least three times a week are less likely to die from the above causes. More specifically, the risk of cancer is reduced by 40%, while the risk of cardiovascular diseases is down 55%.
A research was conducted by researchers at the Universitat Rovira I Virgili. Their aim was to study the importance of nuts in life expectancy. 7,000 persons aged between 55 to 90 years took part in this research.
Apart from the above, it was shown that nuts consumption, especially of the walnuts, contributes to the reduction of body mass index and belly fat accumulation.
Also, people who include nuts in their diets – not only to accompany their drink – tend to eat healthier and be more active.
According to the research results, published in the BMC Medicine journal, type 2 diabetes is rare in these people, and hypertension medication prescriptions are also limited.
However, all the above are meaningless and do not apply if large quantities of nuts are consumed, because then there is a risk of obesity.