(OrganicJar) A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that incorporating approximately 1.5 ounces of walnuts — a handful of whole nuts or about three tablespoons of chopped nuts — into your daily diet lowered serum total cholesterol by 5.4 percent and low-density lipoprotein, or “bad,” cholesterol by 9.3 percent.
In healthy individuals, walnuts lower cholesterol more than fish, fatty fish lower triglycerides and both lower heart disease risk, U.S. researchers said.
“The practical significance of the study is that eating an easy-to-incorporate amount of walnuts and fatty fish can cause meaningful decreases in blood cholesterol and triglycerides even in healthy individuals,” lead author Sujatha Rajaram of Loma Linda University School of Public Health said in a statement.
More About Walnuts:
Walnuts contain the highest amount of omega-3 fats of any other nuts. Besides there amazing ability to lower triglycerides and reduce plaque formation, they also support brain function, improve your mood, and help with depression.
Make sure that you buy ‘organic raw walnuts’ and that there flesh is white rather than yellow (indicates rancidity).
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