Eating nuts may benefit patients of colon cancer.


Eating nuts may benefit patients  of colon cancer.
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Eating nuts may benefit patients  of colon cancer.

Eating nuts may benefit patients of colon cancer.

Researcher showed, in patients of colon cancer, Diets with a higher consumption of nuts may be associated with a significantly reduced incidence of cancer recurrence and death. Study results are published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

After completion of treatment with surgery and chemotherapy, 826 participants were followed for 6.5 years. Individuals who regularly consumed one-ounce servings of nuts at least twice a week each showed a 42% improvement in disease-free survival and a 57% improvement in overall survival.

One ounce of nuts is: 24 almonds, 18 medium cashews, 35 peanuts.

Nutritional benefits of Nuts:

  • Low content of saturated fat and nearly one-half of the total fat content is made up of monounsaturated fat
  • Nuts are a good source of protein (approximately 25 % of energy) and often have a high content of the amino acid L-arginine. L arginine is important substrate involved in regulation of vascular tone and blood pressure.
  • Nuts are also a good source of dietary fibre, which ranges from 4 to 11 g/100 g
  • Contains vitamin folate and antioxidant vitamins (e.g. Vitamin E : tocopherols)
  • Nuts are free of cholesterol.

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