Nuts contain micronutrients and healthy fats, and are beneficial for heart and circulation, but doctors did not know of any benefits for chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study measured nuts in the diets of 6,072 participants, at least 20 years of age, 20 percent of whom had CKD in one of its five stages.
Over the four-year study period, compared to those who did not eat nuts, those who ate nuts one to six times per week—but not more than once per day—were 33 percent less likely to have developed CKD. Compared to those who did not eat nuts, all participants with or without CKD who consumed nuts were also 37 percent less likely to have died from any cause.
Reference: American Journal of Nephrology; 2022, Vol. 53, No. 6, 503-12