Hello. I am your health helper, Chang Kil Yoo. We are going to talk about nuts, one of the food kinds that are good for Arthritis. I will introduce a study that has been conducted about the correlation between the consumption of nuts and the chances of infection. It is a research paper that shows us why it is important to consume nuts. It tells us that the consumption of nuts helps with the control of infection levels. We’ll see. This is the paper. According to a research shown by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2011, They compared the rates of death caused by infectious diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis between a group that consumed nuts and a group that did not consume nuts. Compared to the group that did not consume nuts for 15 years, the group that did consume nuts have shown an infectious disease-related death rate that is 51% lower. This is a study result worth attention. According to another study on a different journal, Vitamin B6 is found in most nuts. People who have lower vitamin B6 levels have higher chances of an infection. Therefore, the chances of an infection increase when vitamin B6 levels decrease. Vitamin B6 can be found in nuts, and therefore not eating enough nuts leads to a decrease of vitamin B6 levels, and subsequently an increase of the chances of an infection. Why does the consumption of nuts help with easing an infection? It is because nuts contain unsaturated fat that combat infections. However, one must be careful because nuts contain relatively high levels of fat and calories. Yet since nuts contain protein, fiber, and unsaturated fat there are more benefits that come in consuming a proper amount of nuts each day. Then what kind of nuts should you consume, and how much? Walnuts, pine seeds, pistachio, almonds are the kinds of nuts that you consume in order to gain the necessary nutrients, and it says that you should consume 1.5 ounces per day. 1 ounce is approximately a handful. So when it says 1.5 ounces, the recommended amount of daily consumption is around a handful and a half. Just think of it as a handful. I told you the same thing when I talked to you about walnuts, too. That it is recommendable to consume a handful of walnuts per day. The most important thing to take from today, is that infection rates can decrease if one consumes nuts daily. Nuts contain unsaturated fat, and therefore help with curing infections. Nuts are a type of food that helps immensely with the cure of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Such is what I explained today, through studies and researches. That was Chang Kil Yoo, your health helper.

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