Healthy habits – the surprising benefits of nuts

A handful of nuts a day…

Research suggests a handful of nuts a day might substantially cut the risk of cancer and heart disease.

A study of studies1 on nut consumption calculated that a 28 gram daily serving of nuts cut the chance of heart disease by 29%, the risk of cardiovascular disease by 21% and the chance of cancer by 15%.

But be careful with Brazil nuts. They are very high in selenium, a trace element that is healthy only in limited quantities.


1Nut consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease, total cancer, all-cause and cause-specific mortality – click here.