If you are searching for a healthy snack,try nuts.Nuts are a healthful snack full of beneficial fats.You may eat almonds or cashews when you're hungry,but a new

research suggets eating walnuts to stay healthy as you age. In the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study,3,023 individuals aged 18 to 30 were questioned about their eating

habits at the beginning,after seven years,and after 20 years.Participants averaged 3/4 ounce of walnuts each day. Participants got physical and clinical assessments for 30 years.

Walnut eaters have a unique body phenotype that carries other positive health impacts including better diet quality,especially when they start eating walnuts from youth through

middle adulthood as risk of chronic diseases like heart disease,obesity,and diabetes rises.

Steffan argues that walnuts may operate as a bridge or 'carrier food' to assist individuals build optimal nutrition and lifestyle habits throughout life.