A handful of peanuts a day prolongs lifespan
a handful of peanuts a day prolongs lifespan
eating peanuts reduces the risk of death, a large study has found.
researchers tracked more than 70000 people in the southwestern United States and about 13000 Shanghai residents. The daily consumption of peanuts and other nuts of the participants were investigated, and they were divided into five groups according to the consumption, with the daily consumption ranging from less than 0.95g to 18.45g. The results showed that eating peanuts and nuts reduced the risk of death from heart disease and stroke. Among American participants, those who ate the most peanuts had a 21% lower risk of death from various causes than those who ate the least peanuts. Among Chinese participants, the risk of death fell by 17%.
previous studies have linked low risk of heart disease, diabetes and hypertension among the nuts, but the study focused on wealthy white Americans in the US and Europe. The latest study has a wider range of respondents.
researchers said: peanuts and nuts do not belong to the same kind of food, peanuts are leguminous plants, but it contains many nutrients and phytochemicals similar to nuts. To be sure, peanuts are just as good for you as expensive nuts.
the researchers stressed that this was only an observational health study, but the results showed that eating peanuts or nuts was good for health. We have been told that nuts are high in fat and heat and should not be eaten or less, but this idea should be abandoned. Eating a handful of peanuts or nuts every day is good for health and longevity.