My brother roasts his own peanuts in the shell and eats them most every day; and he sent me the following information that indicates that Peanut Consumption May Be Linked To Lower Risk Of Death From Heart Disease!
According to an article in Time magazine, investigators “examined three large groups involving more than 70,000 black and white men and women living in the U.S. and more than 130,000 men and women living in Shanghai, China.” The researchers “found that those who ate peanuts across all three groups had improved total mortality and less cardiovascular disease.”
Most Nuts (except some of my friends) Are Good
According to a report on CNN.com, “Hungry? Grab a handful of nuts. Not only are they packed with protein, but it turns out they may be the food for longevity. At least, that’s the conclusion of the largest study to date looking at the relationship between eating nuts and longer lives. Nuts are high in unsaturated fats, protein and vitamins, as well as antioxidants that are thought to be linked to a lower risk of heart disease.
Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School looked at nut consumption and deaths from all causes among 76,464 women participating in the Nurse’s Health Study and 42,498 men involved in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. They asked the participants about their nut consumption, including how many almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios or walnuts they typically ate.
Those who reported regularly consuming nuts were less likely to die from a variety of diseases, most significantly cancer, heart disease and respiratory diseases.”
I have been a “nut for nuts” for years. Currently, I eat a self-made mix of:
• Dry roasted peanuts (which are not really “nuts”, but legumes)
• Pistachios in the shell
• Dry roasted almonds
• And walnuts.
They go great with my Sam Adam’s beer! What do you eat?
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