Peanuts just as good for your heart as more expensive nuts

March 5, 2015 5:42 PM

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Peanuts just as good for your heart as more expensive nuts

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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