Does the regular consumption of walnuts can be crucial for a healthy heart?
Latest researches show that handful of walnuts provides instant protection against heart diseases. Walnuts consumption on regular basis will ensure long-lasting protection.
Researchers have noticed significant reduction of the level of cholesterol and greater flexibility of the blood vessels only four hours after the consumption of walnuts.
Regular consumption of walnuts results in protection of the cardiovascular system against diseases on a long run.
Only a handful of walnuts or walnuts olive, four days a week, significantly reduces heart diseases risk, Penny Kris-Etherton, Ph.D., distinguished Professor of Nutrition at Penn State University in Pennsylvania, says.
This study was the first to detect the ingredient of the walnuts that gives the greatest health benefits. Consumption of only three spoons [51 grams] of walnuts oil improves the blood vessels walls only four hours after the consumption.
Walnuts oil has proven to be especially beneficial for preservation of the endothelial cells function.
It is about the cells that wrap the blood vessels and play an important role in their flexibility.
Walnuts are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, plant sterols and vitamin E, and all this together reduces the cholesterol and protects the blood vessels.