Tuesday, July 22


Don't get it confused with this story* but the FDA said last week that a handful of nuts a day can be heart healthy - almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, walnuts and peanuts - can make the claim. And this week more good reason to eat most of those nuts, as one of their chief benefits, Omega-3 fatty acids, are now seen to protect against Alzheimers. Amusingly, the USA Today version, like most stories of this type, focuses on fish as health food throughout, then has to add a HEALTH WARNING at the end that doesn't, of course, apply to the nuts.
UPDATE 7/23: Another warning that doesn't apply to nuts is that of flame-retardant that's now been found in fish.

[* Tip o'the hat to mr_crash_davis]

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