Nuts are a great way to compliment your diet. Full of fiber, rich in unsaturated fatty acids and a good source of antioxidants. Yet, few people take the full advantage of these small powerhouses. The average person in Europe and the US consumes only around 12 grams of nuts per day; and a large percentage of this comes from eating peanuts which are actually legumes.
The nut that surpasses all other nuts
Joe Vinson, PhD, chemistry professor from University of Scranton, analyzed different types of raw and roasted nuts. His study concluded that not only should we increase the consumption of nuts, but also that there is a nut that surpasses all its counterparts in terms of the health benefits.
According to Dr. Vinson’s research, walnuts are the champions amongst nuts
. They rank better than pistachios, almonds, pecans, cashews
, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts and macadamia nuts.