- I have been harping on the importance of eating nuts for years!
- Note: Taken from The Daily Dose with Jack Harrison – 3/14/18
It’s one of the most dangerous forms of one of today’s top killer cancers.
But new research reveals a way to BEAT this cancer, SURVIVE the disease, and STOP it from coming back!
If you have colon cancer, you know that there’s more than just your rear end on the line.
Your life is at stake.
While many people survive this disease when it’s caught early, others aren’t so lucky: Colorectal cancers kill nearly 1,000 Americans every week.
The new study focused on those most at risk. It looked at people with stage 3 colon cancer — when it’s more advanced but hasn’t yet spread to other parts of the body.
Some stage 3 colon cancers have a survival rate of just 53 percent, which is just a hair better than a coin toss.
But there’s a way to turn those odds in your favor, and all you have to do is… eat more nuts!
It sounds crazy, but it’s true. The new study of 826 patients tracked for 6.5 years finds that making nuts your snack of choice can give your body just what it needs to fight the disease.
All of these folks were treated, generally with some combination of surgery and chemo.
But not all of them had the same outcomes.
Some were much more likely to see the other end of the study than the others.
The key difference? Those nuts!
Folks who had just two 1-ounce servings a week were 42 percent more likely to have disease-free survival and a 57 percent bump in overall survival odds.
Not all nuts are equal.
Peanuts, for example, aren’t real nuts, despite the name. They’re legumes.
They can help… but not as much as true tree nuts, which increased disease-free survival by 46 percent.
Those include favorites such as almonds, cashews, pecans, and walnuts.
Don’t have cancer?
Those same nuts can stop you from getting the disease in the first place!
They’re cancer-fighting superfoods, with a 2016 study finding that eating nuts regularly will cut your overall risk of the disease by 15 percent.
That’s not just good. That’s GREAT — but that’s really only the beginning of the benefits.
That same study found that eating nuts will help prevent nearly ever leading killer, slashing your risk of death by respiratory infection in half and knocking the odds of dying from diabetes by 40 percent.
This same healthy habit will even cut your risk of death from EVERYTHING by 22 percent.
If you love nuts but have been afraid to eat them because of all the supposed fats and calories, it’s time to come out of your shell. Crack them open and enjoy… because all of those supposed fats and calories? They just might save your life!
Nuts over nuts,