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Dr. Mehmet Oz says Tampa needs more nuts

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

Love 'em

San Francisco


San Diego

Austin, Texas

Portland, Ore.

Sacramento, Calif.



Los Angeles

Salt Lake City

Leave 'em

Knoxville, Tenn.

Louisville, Ky.

Columbus, Ohio



St. Louis


Greensboro, N.C.

Greenville, S.C.


Dr. Mehmet Oz says Tampa needs more nuts 03/20/14 [Last modified: Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:41pm]
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