Eating a handful of nuts each day reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases
There are strong indications that eating nuts offers protection against cardiovascular diseases. Nuts are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids.
These have a positive effect on cholesterol, reducing the risk of coronary heart diseases.
According to the Health Council of the Netherlands, eating 15 grams of nuts each day is associated with a roughly 20% lower risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. Eating nuts is compatible with a Mediterranean diet, which is generally associated with a lower risk of heart attack and coronary heart diseases.