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06/11/2014 10:02 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Afternoon Snack That Can Help You Live Longer

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By Jessica Girdwain

As one of the cornerstones of a Mediterranean diet, nuts make an excellent addition to just about any meal. And now a study in The New England Journal of Medicine has found that eating roughly a handful of them daily is associated with a 20 percent lower risk of death. But while all nuts are healthy, each variety has its own unique benefits. We spotlight the standouts.

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