Harvard Heart Letter
Cashews: A better choice than low-fat chips?
Research we’re watching If you’re craving a crunchy snack, a handful of cashews is a heart-healthy choice, a small study suggests. Although they’re a popular pick in nut mixes, cashews have a bit of a bad rap. Because cashews contain about 20% saturated fat, the FDA omitted them from the qualified health claim suggesting that nuts may lower heart disease risk when eaten as part of a diet low in saturated fats and cholesterol.