Eating Groundnuts Daily May Help Us Live Longer And Healthier – Study

Research has also shown that eating nuts daily may help us live
healthier lives. A 2016 analysis of 29 studies and up to 819,000 people
revealed that 20 grams of nuts a day (equivalent to a handful) can cut
people’s risk of heart disease by nearly 30%, their risk of cancer by
15% and their risk of premature death by 22%.

The study included all kinds of tree nuts, such as hazelnuts and
walnuts, and peanuts. Other research has suggested that eating nuts
every day in place of carbohydrates can help control type 2 diabetes.
Although it may be nuts to not include nuts in your diet, it’s important
to watch portions, because calories in nuts add up quickly. 
To reduce the calorie load from nuts, choose raw or dry-roasted instead
of oil-roasted nuts. A quarter-cup of oil-roasted almonds has 238
calories, but the same amount of dry-roasted almonds has 206 calories. 

Nuts are rich in heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated
fats, which lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol; plus, they are a good source
of phytosterols, compounds that help lower blood cholesterol. They are
packed with fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals, including folate,
vitamin E, potassium and magnesium.