Florida Seniors Go Nuts This Spring
Why nutritionists are crazy about nuts for Seniors
Nutritionist estimated that in 2012, over 300,000 deaths from heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes; about 45% of all deaths from those conditions, were associated with eating either too much or too little nutrients.
A Report was generated by The Journal of the American Medical Association, with researchers from the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy finding that data from scores of observational studies on diets that included nuts of seniors classified its participants into six categories that ranged from never eating nuts to eating them seven or more times per week. The nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer, heart disease, and respiratory disease than those who didn't eat nuts. Over all, they were 20% less likely to have died during the course of the study. Moreover, the effect was "dose-related." In other words, the more nuts they ate, the lower their risk.
Why is important for seniors to Eat Nuts?
Nuts and seeds contain mixtures of fats, including monounsaturated fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, and omega-3 fatty acids, along with saturated fat. Although saturated fat is generally regarded as a less healthful form of fat, it is more than balanced out in plant-based foods by the higher levels of healthy fats.
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