Daily Nut Snacking May Reduce Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors, According to a New Study

Swapping your usual snacks for nuts may help you lose weight, lower your blood lipid levels, and more!

What holiday gathering would be complete without a bowl of nuts? A nutcracker wasn't only a ballet until you could buy pre-shelled nuts.

While nuts have a negative reputation due to their high fat and sodium content, the truth is that the majority of the fat in nuts is heart-healthy unsaturated fat

and the sodium is added during processing (plus, there are several no-salt-added types available). 

Evidence suggests that eating nuts on a regular basis may help you lose weight and may even lower your risk of colon cancer. 

A new study published in Nutrients on December 9, 2023, reveals that eating nuts may lessen the risk of metabolic syndrome in young individuals. 

Metabolic syndrome is a collection of risk factors that raises one's risk of developing diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

one in every three persons in the United States has metabolic syndrome

Researchers at Vanderbilt University recruited 84 young adults, ages 22-26, each with at least one risk factor for metabolic syndrome.  

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