Eating Nuts May Help Reduce Inflammation

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Nuts are jam-packed with inflammation-fighting monounsaturated fat. And although they’re slightly high in fat and calories, studies show snacking on nuts can actually have many health benefits and also promotes weight loss because their protein, fiber and monounsaturated fats are satisfying.

A study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2011 found that over a 15-year period, men and women who consumed the most nuts had a 51 percent lower risk of dying from an inflammatory disease (like RA) compared with those who ate the fewest nuts.

In a study of more than 5,000 people, researchers have found that greater nuts consumption is associated with lower levels of biomarkers of inflammation, a finding that may help explain the health benefits of nuts.