Goal: 4 handfuls/week
Nuts are powerfully protective because they contain healthy doses of monounsaturated fat, cholesterol lowering sterols, and magnesium. As little as 4 handfuls per week can reduce the risk of heart disease by 37%. All nuts are helpful but almonds and walnuts have the most evidence. Nuts are a great snack to keep your energy high without the boomerang sleepiness of high carb snacks.