Scientists Say Snacking On Nuts, Seeds and Plant Oils May Cut your Risk of an Early Death by Around 10 Percent

Alpha-linolenic acid – an omega-3 found in plants such as soy beans, nuts and flaxseeds – was found to slash the risk of overall death, as well as the risk of dying from heart and blood vessel disease

Eating lots of nuts, seeds and plant oils may cut your risk of being sent to an early grave, scientists say.

Iranian researchers reviewed dozens of studies that delved into diets and mortality rates, spanning up to three decades.

They specifically looked at the effects of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) — an omega-3 found in plants such as soy beans and flaxseeds.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Emily Craig