5 Nuts That Can Help You Live Longer

Brazil Nuts

Being the staple diet for Amazonians, Brazil nuts contains 33 calories and is rich in vitamins, anti-oxidants and minerals. One or two nuts a day can increase your selenium level and can power up your immune system. They also contain good levels of other minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc and copper. Additionally, oil extracted from these nuts can be used for massage therapy.


Pecan nuts are rich source of energy providing 690 calories as well as health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. They are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid. A regular intake of these nuts can decrease the level of LDL or bad cholesterol and will help in increasing the HDL or good cholesterol levels in the blood.


Almonds, the skinny nuts can easily satisfy your hunger. A 2013 study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that people who ate about one and a half servings of almonds with breakfast experienced a 35 percent decrease in appetite an hour later.

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