Peanuts just as good for your heart as more expensive nuts

March 5, 2015 5:42 PM

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But more expensive tree nuts like almonds, cashews and pistachios get most of the attention. New analysis, however, suggests eaters shouldn't ignore the less expensive but equally healthy peanut -- which is actually a legume.

A survey of peanut consumption studies by public health researchers at Harvard showed that the peanut offers the same heart health and longevity benefits that its pricier counterparts do.

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