More Nuts = Better Health

Good news for nut lovers today -- a new study suggests that you might want to double-up, as research indicates that nuts can lower cholesterol. And the more you eat, the better, since "two handful of nuts a day appears to work better than one."

This applies to tree nuts such as walnuts, almonds, pistachios, macadamias, hazelnuts and even peanuts.

The study published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine and reported in The Wall Street Journal indicates "that for the average person, a slightly higher amount of nuts—about 2.4 ounces, or two servings—does a better job than one serving of lowering cholesterol and triglycerides, another type of fat in the blood."

You can read the entire article at The Wall Street Journal here.

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