GRAB A HANDFUL OF NUTS - DO IT FOR YOUR HEART

Author: Adam MacDougall   Date Posted:20 April 2018 

It turns out we were right! All those handfuls of nuts we have chomping on have been not only a healthy snack, but they also have been good for our ticker!

We can thank Swedens finest scientific minds for researching the health benefits of eating unsalted nuts. A study monitored the cardiovascular health of 61,000 Swedish people aged 45 to 83 years old for 17 years.

Eating nuts one to three times a month was associated with a 3% lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation, while those who consumed nuts three or more times a week had an 18% reduced risk, the research found.

Strokes are one of the most prominent killers in Australia and a leading cause of disability. It may be surprising to hear, but strokes are killing more Aussie blokes and babes than prostate and breast cancer every year.  They predicted in 2017 there will be almost 56,000 new and recurrent strokes; that is one stroke every nine minutes. However, the good news is that more than 80% of strokes can be prevented!

Drinking the Man Shake combined with wholesome meals and smart snacking choices are an excellent way to preventing a stroke and living a healthier lifestyle. We love chowing down on a handful of unsalted nuts as a great super snack in between our Man Shakes. Nuts are a rich source of healthy fats, minerals, and antioxidants, all of which may aid cardiovascular health. 

For facts about strokes click here