Eating a "handful" of nuts a day can keep the doctor away, research proves
People consuming at least 20 grams of nuts daily less likely to develop potentially fatal conditions such as heart disease and cancer, according to a study.
A handful of nuts a day can help to keep the doctor - and the undertaker - away, research has shown.
Being "nuts about nuts" reduced the risk of heart disease by nearly 30%, the risk of cancer by 15%, and the risk of premature death by 22%.
The same amount of nuts - equivalent to a handful - was also associated with a halving of the risk of dying from a respiratory disease. Diabetes risk was cut by nearly 40%.
Mr Aune added: “Nuts and peanuts are high in fibre, magnesium, and polyunsaturated fats - nutrients that are beneficial for cutting cardiovascular disease risk and which can reduce cholesterol levels.