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Nuts may help you live longer and healthier

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Mixed nuts and dried fruits at Tashkent Markets

Mixed nuts and dried fruits at Tashkent Markets (Photo credit: Arthur Chapman)

The New England Journal of Medicine published a paper on the benefits of consuming nuts in our daily diet. They said, “They found that people who ate an average of one serving of nuts per day had a 20 percent lower risk of death from several common health problems compared to those who never ate nuts. The more nuts they ate, the greater the effect.” Nuts are so good for us they are nutrient dense. Dr. David Katz, founding director of Yale University‘s Prevention Research Center, who is not affiliated with the study, said that though the study cannot prove conclusively that eating more nuts will keep you alive longer, the findings are healthy food for thought.

Diet is so important for our health that everyone should do what they cab to eat well. We only have one life. How we live it is up to us!

Olive Oil Improves Health

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Olive Oil!

Olive Oil! (Photo credit: Compton & Wright)

The New England Journal of Medicine says a diet of Olive Oil (Mediterranean) improves health. It lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. Their conclusion was: “Among persons at high cardiovascular risk, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts reduced the incidence of major cardiovascular events.” Diet has a major impact on us. Some good and some bad. What is your diet doing for you today?

Overweight can lead to Cancer!

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The New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) says excess weight can lead to cancer! They quote the New England Journal of Medicine which says strong evidence exists that there is a link between excess weight and risk of cancer. Over 900,000 adults were part of the study. If you are overweight, this is a big reason to lose the weight. A vegetarian or vegan diet can shed the pounds quickly leaving you better looking, having you enjoy a better sex life and being healthier. It’s your choice.