A great photo series today in the Huffington Post focuses on the healthiest nuts. What kind of nuts are best for heart health? For brain health? For men? For women? I won’t give away the answers so as to not steal the value from the story.
For immune health, research shows a variety of nuts may be helpful, especially walnuts, almonds (for good gut health, which drives immune function) and Brazil nuts. Here’s a slide series that hones in on specifics.
All in all, a handful of mixed nuts a day could really help overall health. Just don’t overdo it. Nuts do pack a lot of calories, and some of the flavored ones with added salt and sugar can defeat the health benefits if you overindulge. Someone in a bar watching baseball and eating a can’s worth of beer nuts is not doing himself or herself any favors.