Consuming more nuts aids heart health, as the proteins gained from seeds and nuts are very advantageous for the human heart, while more consumption of red meat leads to higher risk of developing heart diseases, says a thorough study conducted on over 80,000 people.

during the study, the findings of which published by the International Journal of Epidemiology, researchers observed that the participants, who ingested a higher quantity of meat protein, were having an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease by nearly 60 per cent. However, the participants who ate a higher quantity of the proteins obtained from seeds as well as nuts had a significantly reduced risk of cardiovascular disease as by 40 per cent.


Professor Gary Fraser, MD, PhD, a research associate dean from the Loma Linda University in California said, “While dietary fats are part of the story in affecting risk of cardiovascular disease, proteins may also have important and largely overlooked independent effects on risk.”

More nutritionists have been traditionally performing analyses on the terms such as ‘healthy fats’ found in nuts and seeds and ‘bad fats’ from meats, according to Dr. Fraser. Nuts and are comparatively higher in unsaturated fat, which have anciently been involved in the category of ‘good fat’, adding more healthy impacts to the body and prevents cardiovascular disease.

The associated researchers also performed a comparison between the plant proteins and animal proteins in the participants including women and men. They even noted that, the healthy diets are recommended on the basis of protein sources with the preference to lower protein contributions from meat along with the larger consumption of plant protein directed from seeds and nuts.

Dr. Fraser added to the statement that, “This new evidence suggests that the full picture probably also involves the biological effects of proteins in these foods.”