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Why are nuts good for the body and the brain?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Nuts contain monounsaturated fats to keep your arteries clear, as well as levels of precursors of serotonin to boost mood. Eating 1 ounce a day is just right; more is fine, but remember to be careful of calorie overload-an ounce is about 12 walnuts or 24 almonds. The brain/body benefit? The RealAge for men becomes 3.3 years younger; for women, it's 4.4 years younger.
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