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That bowl of peanuts might save your life

June 24, 2015

If you want to feel a little less guilty about snacking in the 19th hole after a round of golf, reach for the peanuts—or any type of nut, actually. A study of 120,000 people in the Netherlands conducted over roughly a 30-year period concluded that if you eat 10 grams of nuts or more daily, you reduce the risk of death from respiratory disease, neurodegenerative disease and diabetes. Eating nuts also reduced the risk of getting cancer or suffering cardiovascular issues like heart attacks, the study said.


Ron Kaspriske is the fitness editor of Golf Digest.

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