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Walnuts are the perfect snack to decrease the chances of prostate cancer. Scientists from the University of California say that walnuts should be part of a prostate-healthy diet because research has proved that as eating very modest quantities of the nuts on a regular basis can hold back prostate tumors. Scientists claim walnuts should be part of a balanced diet that also incorporates lots of fruit and vegetables. Another team of US scientists have concluded that infertile men have an increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer that grows and spreads quickly. This findings are closely related to findings in the study described below.

Study was conducted on mice and it proved that prostate cancer growth was reduced by 30% because mice were fed walnuts every day for two months (the amount was equivalent of two handfuls of walnuts) and the American scientists believe that the results are directly relevant to humans. Of course, there is susceptibility present, but researchers believe prostate cancer is linked to environmental factors such as diet. Balance is important. Nuts are very important part of a healthy diet because they are a rich source of nutrients. They are packed with healthy omega 3-fatty acids (that are by the way also fertility boosters), and contain all important fatty acids, linoleic and linolenic acids, which are critical for growth, physical and mental development,. They are also crucial for healthy hair and skin, blood pressure control, immunological responses and prevent blood clotting.

Nuts are also packed with inflammation-fighting form of vitamin E, and B2 (riboflavin, an antioxidant), and are rich in protein, folate, fiber, and essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and selenium. Diet that includes nuts represents plenty benefits, including combating bad cholesterol and preventing heart disease by reducing levels of endothelin (chemical that increases inflammation in blood vessels). Studies have revealed that people who consume nuts regularly are less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease. Since nuts generally have a very low glycemic index, nutritionists frequently recommend nuts be included in diets prescribed for patients with insulin resistance problems such as diabetes mellitus type. One study found that people who eat nuts live two to three years longer than those who do not, perhaps this may be because people who eat nuts generally tend to eat less junk food. However, it is important not over-consume nuts because they have a high content of saturated fat, which could contribute to other problems such as obesity.

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