Can Prolong Life: The Healthiest Snack Has Been Named

Scientists have found that people who ate nuts every day lived longer and healthier than those who did not. Snacking between meals is one of the rules of good nutrition. It’s important that they are healthy and benefit the body. Scientists at Harvard University have named the healthiest snack that not only helps maintain a healthy weight, but also reduces the risk of heart disease, can prevent cancer, and even prolongs life.

According to research, the greatest benefit comes from a daily dose of nuts. According to scientists, people who ate nuts every day were less likely to die from cancer, heart disease, and respiratory diseases.

“We found that people who ate nuts every day lived longer and healthier than those who did not,” said Frank Hu, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.

What are the benefits of nuts?

People who consumed nuts every day reduced their chances of dying by about 20 percent. This is because the fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals found in nuts can provide “cardioprotective, anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.”

In addition, nuts suppress hunger by absorbing moisture in the gastrointestinal tract and making a person feel full.

Who should definitely eat nuts and why

People at risk of a heart attack should follow a healthy diet that includes nuts because they

  • reduce the level of low-density lipoprotein, cholesterol, and triglycerides in the arteries;
  • improve the health of the arterial mucosa;
  • reduce the risk of blood clots, which can lead to heart attack and death.
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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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