In the cold, dark winter months when there is less sunlight and less exercise, people feel a strong craving for nuts. It is believed that nuts are warm in nature. Packed with protein, fiber and essential fats, nuts are one of this season’s best buys. They are like blessings that come in small packages for human. There are numerous health benefits of eating nuts. They keep the heart healthy and strengthen and nourish brain and kidney. They keep the body warm and also improve physical health.
Scientists have added more advantages of nuts. According to a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology those who eat nuts in good quantity might have a lower risk of mortality and developing chronic diseases, including neurodegenerative disease, heart disease, respiratory disease, cancer and diabetes. A study was conducted in which researchers examined data from the Netherlands Cohort Study. Participants were asked about portion size and the frequency at which they ate nuts, peanuts and peanut butter.
It was observed that eating nuts and peanuts came out to be better than eating peanut butter. No improvements were found in the participants who used to eat peanut better. But it was noted that mortality risk were lowered in those participants who ate pure peanuts.