Research shows that you’ll have less chance of dying from cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory disease

I’m sure we’d all say yes to living a longer and healthier life. For most, this seems like an unattainable dream. However, recent research has shown that eating a simple snack can indeed give us what we desire.

Look up almost any statistics on causes of death and you’ll see heart disease and cancer right up there at the top. For most people, the mere mention of cancer sounds terrifying. But it doesn’t need to be.

We all know that following a healthy diet will benefit us, but there is so much conflicting information that many people end up confused.

In the distant past, eggs used to be considered healthy food. Then eggs become public enemy number one. Now they are back on the healthy list. These constant changes make choosing the right foods difficult for the general public.

But what if there was a simple snack available that research showed could cut your chance of dying by 20%? We’d all eat it, right?

Research published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that nuts can reduce your risk of dying from a range of diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory illnesses.

The conclusion of the report said that “In two large, independent cohorts of nurses and other health professionals, the frequency of nut consumption was inversely associated with total and cause-specific mortality, independently of other predictors of death.”

Over 118,000 men and women were included in this research.

I eat nuts a few times a week. I usually opt for almonds, cashew nuts, brazil nuts and walnuts. I only eat raw nuts. I don’t eat roasted or salted nuts. I also add some variety by spreading some delicious nut butter on sourdough bread.