The benefits of nuts – A2 reading test

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Read about the benefits of the nuts below. Which nut would you recommend to each of these people? Match each person with a nut, using the list provided at the end of the page. Each nut can only be used once.

 

The benefits of nuts

 

A. CASHEWS


Gold-medal winning Olympic sprinter Kelly Holmes says she ate a bag of these wonder nuts after every race to help her recover. They’re packed with zinc – brilliant for your immune system.

 

 

 

B. PISTACHIOS


Tony Blair’s favourite, these cut cholesterol and are rich in vitamins B and E – great for glowing skin.

 

 

 

C. BRAZILS


A study from the University of Illinois suggests brazils might help prevent breast cancer, thanks to their high selenium content. They give you an energy buzz, too.

 

 

 

D. ALMONDS


These are real heart savers, as they are rich in a form of vitamin E called alphatocopherol, which lowers your risk of cardiac disease.

 

 

 

E. MACADAMIAS


University of Hawaii found that people who ate high-fat macadamias had the same cholesterol levels as those on a low-fat diet.

 

 

 

F. WALNUTS


If you are worried about diabetes or cholesterol you should stock up on walnuts. They are full of alpha linoleic acid, which boosts your “good” cholesterol and stops fatty deposits from sticking to arteries.

 

 From EOI Comunidad de Aragon

 
 

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1A woman who feels tired all the time.
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2A teenager who has acne problems.
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3A fat executive who has had a heart attack.
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4A thin person who has cholesterol problems.
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5Someone who catches all the viruses around.
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