Regardless of whether you like the taste or not, you can eat about 20 little pieces a day. You should at least because they can be tremendously beneficial. These nuts may be small but they have big paybacks – reduced risk of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s; they lower your “bad” cholesterol, and helps regulate the amino acid that has to do with the buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries. A more “visible” effect is weight-loss. They help you feel full for longer so you don’t eat big meals later.