Eat More Nuts
A handful a day of peanuts, almonds, or cashews can significantly lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, and even brain diseases like Alzheimer’s. Nuts may be the healthiest food you can eat. They have ample mono-and polyunsaturated fats and are rich in antioxidants, fiber, and heart-healthy potassium and plant phytosterols. Nuts anti-inflammatory properties help protect the brain, which could explain the strong decrease in risk of cognitive diseases in those who eat them. Any kind of nut provides these health benefits; just be sure to stick to a small handful (about a dozen) daily.