Based on purely statistics, it looks like you may not be nuts for eating all of that trail mix. (Sorry, we had to.) According to this study, people who eat about two tablespoons of nuts a day have a lower risk of having heart trouble early on. It even includes peanuts, which are technically a legume aka bean! Combined with the newly released dietary guidelines that indicate high-cholesterol foods like eggs and animal fats are also no longer off limits, it's looking like all of our favorite foods are now back on a healthy menu. That being said, you still need to watch the amount of sodium that many roasted nuts are flavored with. Count this news as: whole foods = 2; processed foods = 0.