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Walnuts could be the key to a long and healthy life. Research from the Journal Of Nutrition says, having two large handfuls of walnuts every week – about the size of a quarter-cup each – can reduce inflammation, which is the root cause of everything from diabetes to cancer to heart disease.

So what makes walnuts so magical? Their omega-3 fatty acid content. A quarter cup of walnuts provides 100% of the omega-3 fats you need daily. Plus, polyunsaturated fats in walnuts — the good fats – activate genes that reduce fat storage. Translation: They help you lose weight. So, munch on two large handfuls of walnuts each week.

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