Of the many foods that have been said to be good for your heart, the verdict is that nuts are very beneficial. A study claims that they help keep strokes and heart attacks at bay.
Researchers at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in the United States found that eating nuts and peanuts was associated with a reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease across different ethnic groups, and among people on low incomes. They said their findings, published online in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest that peanuts may be a cost-effective way to improve cardiovascular health. Nuts are rich in nutrients; and peanuts, although classified as legumes, have nutrients similar to tree nuts.
Thus, the results of the study indicated a public health impact of nuts or peanut consumption in lowering CVD mortality, given the affordability of these food items.