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How many nuts do you need to eat each day?

 thanks to ABS Life and Moataz Hamde

IMAGECan you spot the nut? Believe it or not, the only true nut in this picture is the hazelnut.(Pexels/ABC Life: Nathan Nankervis)

What most of us refer to as ‘nuts’ actually aren’t nuts at all.

It’s no secret that the peanut has been nothing more than an imposter, a legume seizing our throats and making us itchy since who knows when.

But almonds, cashews, coconuts, pecans, pistachios, macadamias and walnuts aren’t nuts either — they’re drupe seeds. Who knew?!

Whatever they are, research clearly shows they’re really good for us, with health experts saying we could probably be eating more nuts for our health. In fact, one study found people who ate a handful of nuts a day were likely to live longer than those who didn’t eat nuts.

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Foods that make you smarter

Eight foods that make you smarter

thanks to Eve Digital and Esther Muchene

While we can’t promise you that these foods will turn you into a genius, one thing is for sure, the right foods will sharpen your thinking ability.

Your brain will perform better when fueled by healthy fats, fiber, protein, vitamins and antioxidants. These foods help give your brain and body a boost by helping to narrow focus, improve memory, relieve stress and reduce fatigue.

Recent studies suggest vegetables such as broccoli help combat memory loss. Other studies have also found a link between eating more blueberries and strawberries with a reduced rate of cognitive decline.

So, before you give your body a food coma by consuming foods that are empty in calories and devoid of nutritional content, here are s...

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