Eating tree nuts has cardiovascular benefits, may boost serotonin
A new study suggests that nuts may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and increase levels of serotonin, which can enhance mood.
Tree nuts - almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts - are rich in nutrients, and eating them instead of processed snacks has significant health advantages.
The authors of the study recently established a link between the consumption of tree nuts and a reduction in blood pressure, an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD).
The study is published in the journal Nutrients.
Nuts are high in antioxidants, fiber, and protein, which can help combat oxidative stress, boost heart health and the immune system.
Although nuts are rich in energy, concerns about them being linked to weight gain appear unwarranted. Studies have shown that higher nut intake is associated with reductions in body weight and body fat, suggesting they do not contribute to weight gain.