Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recommend eating nuts regularly to help manage diabetes and to help lower the risk of heart disease in people with type 2 diabetes.
In this study, people who consumed nuts five times a week had a 48% reduced risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction and death from CHD.
This association was significant even after adjusting for other risk factors for coronary heart disease.
Those who consumed more than five servings of nuts per week saw a 35 to 50 percent decrease in their risk of coronary heart disease.
Despite the fact that nuts have received many negative health reviews, this study has demonstrated that they can have significant health benefits.
Recent studies have also found that nut consumption is linked to lower blood pressure, visceral adiposity, and metabolic syndrome.
These results suggest that nuts are a valuable part of a healthy diet and can be easily incorporated into a balanced diet.