The studies conducted in the 1990s came up with a very interesting fact. The results of the studies showed that nuts consumed in moderation on a daily basis can provide several health benefits. Having nuts regularly as part of your diet can keep your heart healthy.

Nuts also have an effect of reducing your cholesterol levels. Studies like the one conducted by the Adventist Health Study (Loma Linda University, California) on a sample of 31,000 Californians goes to show that those having nuts on a daily basis could actually reduce their chance of a heart attack by 60% as compared to people who ate nuts only once a month. The good effects of nuts was seen for all people immaterial of age, whether fat or thin, those who exercised regularly and those who did not.

The health benefit from the daily consumption of nuts was observed in African Americans too. This study brought out the positive effects of nuts. Before these studies were conducted, nuts were considered to be high caloric fatty food and people were advised not to eat them on a daily basis.

Several other studies have also shown the benefits of eating nuts and how it is good to eat nuts for a healthy heart. Eating nuts as part of your daily diet is also beneficial to reduce the risk of strokes, dementia, type 2 diabetes, gallstones and heart related diseases. Surprisingly, studies have also shown that those who eat nuts on a daily basis add about 1.5 to 2.5 healthy years to their life.

If nuts are included as a part of your daily diet, then the benefits to your health are immense. The benefits accrued increase with regular consumption of nuts. Those who increase their consumption of nuts on a daily basis have been found to lower their risk of diseases like Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease significantly.