Nuts and Your Health: What to Know

What’s more, researchers from Purdue University found that nuts are not linked with weight gain, despite their relatively high calorie count. An ounce of nuts has 160-200 calories, depending on the type.

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By Kathleen Doheny   WebMD Health News   Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD     Sept. 10, 2014

Once viewed by some as a food too high in calories to enjoy on a regular basis, nuts are getting new respect.

Two recent studies have touted the benefits of nuts for blood sugar control. One, published in Diabetes Care, found that eating pistachio nuts daily may help people at risk of getting diabetes control their blood sugar. A second, published in PLOS One, found that tree nuts — including almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, and pecans, among others — may improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes.

These are only a couple of many recent studies that point to the health benefits of eating nuts in moderation.

WebMD asked two dietitians to dish on what else we need to know about these crunchy treats.

What are some of the top…

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2 responses to “Nuts and Your Health: What to Know

  1. Ssenyonga Edward

    I have depression and a doctor told me,that I should always eat nuts .But is it true ??? will it help me.Thant you my dear friend.Edward Kampala Uganda East Africa.

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    • Thanks for your comment. I’m sorry, but depression is a medical problem. I am not a doctor. If you are not satisfied with your doctor’s advice, perhaps you should try another doctor.

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