Tampa, you don't eat enough nuts.
And, that's a bad thing because in the seemingly cyclical research findings about foods, nuts are once again good for you.
Not only are nuts nutritional powerhouses that keep your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol stable, but new research reveals that people who eat nuts regularly have a lower risk of cancer, heart disease and respiratory disease than those who don't, according to Sharecare, Dr. Mehmet Oz's health and wellness website, that recently announced its Top 10 Cities for Nut Lovers.
How did Oz determine the nuttiest and least nutty cities?
Sharecare examined answers from a million people who took its RealAge test, a health risk assessment that determines the "age" of your body based on your health status. Eating one ounce of nuts — and the type makes no difference — five times a week can make your RealAge one year younger.
Patti Ewald, Times staff writer
Salt Lake City