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Nuts & Heart Attacks

Nuts & Heart Attacks

Eating nuts may protect you against a sudden fatal heart attack.

According to a recently reported 17-year study of American doctors, those who ate at least two one-ounce portions of nuts per week ran about half the risk of sudden death from cardiac arrest compared to those who ate nuts less often.

The exact reason for this protective effective may be vitamin E, magnesium or the beneficial fats that are contained in nuts.

Even so, researchers warn that over-eating of nuts may do more harm than good due to the high calorie content of most nuts.

Anne’s Comment

Although nuts are high calorie foods, they are highly nutritious and may be a regular part of any balanced diet.