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Go nuts for a healthier life

There is no reason why you shouldn’t go nuts every day! Nuts are good for health and help to lower down the cholestrol level.

health and fitness Updated: Jul 23, 2010 19:15 IST
Barbara Quinn

There is no reason why you shouldn’t go nuts every day! Answer these questions from the International Tree Nut Council (www.nuthealth.org).

1In more than 30 randomised controlled trials, nuts have been shown to
a) lower total cholesterol
b) lower LDL cholesterol
c) lower hunger.
All are correct and attributed to the protein, fibre, and healthy fats found in nuts.

2 Regular nut eaters tend to be
a) thinner
b) less likely to have diabetes
c) more fun at parties.
Answer: a, b.

3 Compared to other nuts, almonds contain more
a) calcium
b) fibre
c) advertising from the Almond Board.
Answer: all are correct.

4 Peanuts
a) are legumes that think they are nuts
b) a better choice than hotdogs
c) a good source of resveratrol, the health-promoting compound.
Answer: all are correct.

5 Nutritionally, the best nuts are
a) unsalted
b) a variety of all kinds
c) eaten one ounce at a time.
Answer: all are correct.