Nuts for Nutrition

Many nutritionists recommend nuts as part of a healthy diet, but how do you know which ones to eat? According to Joe Vinson, a chemistry professor from the University of Scranton, walnuts may be the best choice.

In a new report, Vinson found that “walnuts have a combination of more healthful antioxidants and higher quality antioxidants than any other nut,” according to a press release from the University of Scranton.

Nuts contain protein, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Regularly eating nuts has been linked with decreased risk of heart disease, certain kinds of cancer, gallstones, Type 2 diabetes, and other health problems, Vinson said in the release.

How many walnuts are needed? Just seven a day, Vinson said.

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