A new study has revealed that eating a handful of nuts each day could help you live longer.

Maastricht University researchers studied the nut and peanut butter intake of men and women aged 55-69 to see if there's a correlation between intake and mortality.

The study began in 1986 part of the Netherlands Cohort Study and was published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. What were the findings?

People who enjoy ten grams of tree nuts or peanuts a day -- that's about a handful, by the way -- showed a lower risk of dying from certain diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, ALS and others.

Sorry peanut butter lovers the study didn't find the same health benefit from eating peanut butter.

Got eemm!