Eating nuts might add healthy years to your life, but this new nut study hides a revealing detail.
I don’t want to discourage anyone from eating nuts. You have known the health benefits of nuts for years; however, the new nut research you might have heard about deserves closer look. You probably won’t hear this from the mainstream media either, since it makes it less sexy.
The study got a lot of attention because it finds that a modest daily intake of any type of nut can reduce disease risk and increase lifespan. That’s a killer deal — an easy, inexpensive, and delicious way to add healthy years to your life.
But there’s a catch on the details that most reporters missed out on. The study also found that nut eaters tended to eat more fruits and vegetables than people who didn’t eat nuts. They also exercised more.
To really get the full effect from nuts that they are talking about, you can’t just wash them down with a milkshake.
Sources: “Association of Nut Consumption with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality” New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 369, 11/21/13, nejm.org