Best health booster ever?
This Wednesday New England Journal of Medicine, was the place where you could have found published study by Harvard researchers, have to mention three-decade-long study, saying that they now had the prove that eating nuts can reduce a person’s risk of dying from cancer and a number of other causes including heart diseases as well. The study involved nearly 120,000 people for 30 years and the one who were regularly consuming nuts had less chances to die, to be exact 20% lower risk of dying.
Important thing to mention is that 20 % doesn’t count if you eat nuts from time to time, as most of the time with health booster of any kind you must be consuming nuts on your everyday basis. So the daily portion of almonds, cashews, walnuts, or some other tree nuts for longer life might keep the doctor away, when it comes to cancer or heart diseases and you even might live longer. You might also benefit if you consume them only once a week but with different percentage; volunteers consuming them only once a week had 11% less chances to die during the study when compared to one who never did, but if you eat them four times a week you will reach 13% less chances of getting ill and dying. The most obvious benefit was actually reduction of deaths from heart disease; 29% and 11% in the risk of dying from cancer.
Reasons to doubt
It is not such braking news to read about nuts being good for our health and that also brings a bit of doubt when trusting into study that advices eating nuts for longer life. Eating nuts was also linked to a healthier lifestyle by this meaning; people, who were regular consumers, were less likely to smoke or to be overweight and more likely to exercise, so eating nuts wasn’t the only healthy thing they were doing. We know for a long time that nuts contain protein, unsaturated fats and a range of vitamins and minerals so verily they make a good swap for snacks like chocolate bars, biscuits or cakes but not really sure that only by eating nuts your life will instantly last longer. Seems like there might be some other healthy things you might consider into a longer and healthier life plan.
Besides nutritionists who were not involved, questioned the researchers’ decision to get part of the funding from a foundation that represents tree nut suppliers. Don’t get us wrong we do believe in their research that eating nuts is a good thing for your health and it might prolong your life. But on the other hand we find it important for you to know all sides of the story before you buy enormous amount of nuts.