RadioMD: The Dr. Decker Weiss Show
RadioMD: The Dr. Decker Weiss Show

How Nutty is Your Diet?

December 9, 20139 min
Some people fear nuts because of their fat content, but research shows that its the "good" type of heart-healthy fat you want in your diet.Some people fear nuts because of their fat content, but research shows that its the "good" type of heart-healthy fat you want in your diet. The mix of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and protein helps stave off hunger and can promote weight loss. A Harvard study tracked 119,000 men and women and found that those who ate nuts roughly every day were 20 percent less likely to die during the study period than those who never ate nuts. But, there are still some nuts that are better for you than others. Rachel Berman, RD, CD/N, is the Health Editor at About.com. She provides you with practical science-based information related to nuts, weight loss and your health. Rachel also shares tips on how to incorporate nuts into your diet.

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