A handful of nuts a day, such as cashew nuts, pistachios, walnuts and hazelnuts, reduces the risk of heart attack by 33 percent, according to a recent medical study.
According to a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, USA, eating about 31 grams a week helps reduce the incidence of fatal cardiovascular disease.
It also reduces the risk of dying or developing your condition by 34 and 17%, respectively, compared to those who do not.
"The results of our research demonstrate the need to integrate nuts into healthy diets to prevent cardiovascular disease and premature death among people with diabetes," said study lead author and nutritionist scientist Gang Liu to the Daily newspaper Mail.
Eating nuts has reduced the risk of coronary heart disease by 15 percent compared to those who did not add the same kind of nuts to their diet.
Walnuts are rich in beneficial nutrients such as unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamins and minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium.
The study of Liu and his team included a questionnaire of over 16,000 men and women, an assessment of their health before and after the trial lasted years and whether they ate nuts regularly.
Among the nuts, the study confirmed that walnuts are the best among heart health nuts, which promotes glycemic control, pressure and fat burning and treats inflammation and also supports the work of blood vessels.