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New research suggests eating nuts regularly can help lower your risk of death, particularly from cancer and heart disease. Some advice on adding nuts to your diet:

How much: The American Heart Association recommends four servings of unsalted nuts a week. A serving is a small handful — 1.5 ounces of whole nuts — or 2 tablespoons in nut butter form. For example, there are about 23 almonds in a serving.

What kind: Peanuts or tree nuts including almonds, walnuts, cashews and pistachios. Eat them as a snack or add to other foods.

Watch out: Nuts have a lot of nutrients but they also have a lot of calories. A serving of peanuts or almonds is about 240 calories.

Source: Huffingtonpost.ca

Did You Know?

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    Peanuts are 100 per cent cholesterol-free and contain oleic acid, a heart-healthy source of unsaturated fat.

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    The peanut is also called the earthnut, groundnut and goober pea.
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    The peanut contains more protein than any other nut.
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    Peanut butter was invented around 1890 as a health food for the undernourished.

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