Eating a handful of nuts could reduce your risk of cancer


Only a handful of cashew nuts could reduce your risk for heart disease, cancer and premature death.

A new study from the Imperial College in London found that people who ate at least 20 grams of nuts per day reduced their risk of heart disease by 30 percent, cancer by 15 per cent and premature death by 22 percent.

Researchers combed through data from 29 studies that more than 800,000 participants.

“Nuts and peanuts are rich in fiber, magnesium, and monounsaturated fats — nutrients that are beneficial for cutting heart disease risk and that can lower cholesterol levels,” study co-author Dagfinn Aune, told the Telegraph. “Some nuts, especially walnuts and pecans are also high in anti-oxidants, which can fight against oxidative stress and may reduce the risk of cancer.”

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But this does not mean that you should start stuffing your face with the pistachios. The study also found that there is no added health benefit by eating more than 20 grams of nuts per day.

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