Medical research about the health benefits of eating nuts (specifically hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts).
I’ve known about this research before (though not its depth apparently), and I’ve tried eating nuts on occasion. The main problem I’ve had is that the jars or bags I buy don’t seal or are in sizes so big they invite you to overeat. I would love a nut company to sell nuts in more reasonably-sized packages (and NOT peanuts!) Alternatively, I eat a few, and forget to eat the rest, only to have them go rancid. If you eat too many nuts, they don’t settle well in the stomach; I always feel slightly queasy.
Finally, a certain percentage of nut packages have already gone rancid when you buy them. I can’t remember if these packages have dates on them, but don’t hesitate to return them if they taste bad.
This medical reporter offers sensible advice: eat 8 of these nuts a day. That means any container you buy would last for a week or two. Perhaps I could keep the jar in the fridge and count out 8 nuts each day. I’m going to try–will report about how long this idea lasts.
Nuts are filling–even 8 of them. I keep an eye out for nut-based recipes, but as I said, I hate having to buy a $3 jar just to add a Tablespoon of almonds for a recipe. The best thing about nuts is they are portable protein sources–suitable for breakfast, lunch or on the road.