Had been thinking about this and it seems to fit with peanut butter day. According to data analysis conducted by researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Harvard School of Public Health and published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2013, those who ate nuts nearly every day were 20 percent less likely to die in the course of two 30-year cohort studies.
Nut eaters were almost 30 percent less likely to die of heart
disease and more than 10 percent less likely to die of cancer than
those who never ate them, even after adjusting for other lifestyle
factors. The nut eaters were also slimmer and had lower rates of
type 2 diabetes.
The study found that nuts, such as almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts,
and peanuts delivered the health and longevity benefits in direct
proportion to consumption.
Researchers tracked the health of 119,000 men and women for 30 years
and included detailed dietary questionnaires every four years.
“What we find is regular nut consumers are actually lighter; there
is less obesity in that group,” said Charles Fuchs, director of the
Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment Center at Dana-Farber and senior
author of the paper.
Previous studies have also pointed to a correlation between eating
nuts and lower risks of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, colon
cancer, and diverticulitis. Higher nut consumption also has been
linked to reductions in cholesterol levels, inflammation, and
insulin resistance. It is nuts not to eat nuts.