Which nuts should you eat for better health?

Rich in selenium, health benefits may include: reducing cholesterol levels, oxidative stress, and inflammation.

Brazil nut

Bolivia, Brazil, Peru.

Major Brazil-nut producing countries

The health benefits of alpha-linolenic acid, an excellent source of the omega-3 fatty acid, include the improvement of heart-related parameters such as blood pressure.

Walnut

Argentina, Chile, China, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Moldova, North Korea, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine, USA.

Major walnut-producing countries

Because it is high in nutrients, it may help reduce "bad" LDL cholesterol, aid in weight loss, and help diabetics control their blood sugar rise.

Almond

Afghanistan, Australia, Chile, Greece, Iran, Israel, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, USA.

Major almond-producing countries

Very nutritious, health benefits may include: reducing total cholesterol, "bad" LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and increasing the amount of vitamin E in the blood.

Hazelnut

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