A new research work coming in from Harvard has suggested that regular consumption of nuts can help immensely to reduce the risk of death, especially from heart diseases and cancer. But the pertinent questions that come up are, how much you should have to maintain your health, what kind of nuts you must eat and what things you must watch out for to prevent from going overboard with nut consumption.
The Questions Answered
The American Heart Association has recommended that one must have four servings of unsalted nuts every week. One serving means a small handful i.e. 1.5 ounces of whole nuts or 2 tablespoons in the form of nut butter. You can consider 23 almonds as one nut serving.
Some healthy nuts which you can eat include almonds, peanuts, walnuts, pistachio and cashews which can be consumed as such or added to other foodstuffs.
What the association warns against is going too nutty about nuts since they contain high amounts of calories, around 240 calories per serving.