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How Walnuts Help Lower Cholesterol

Updated on August 10, 2011

Walnuts!

Walnuts are one of the healthiest nuts around. I am one of many who love to chew on nuts even if they aren’t walnuts but I love the habit. However, like me I know that many people don’t seem to see the benefits that walnuts contain. Since nearly two decades, the benefits of walnuts have been discovered. The first study was taken in 1993 in Loma Linda University where it was discovered that walnuts could reduce cholesterol levels. In 2002, one other study showed that walnuts could decrease the risks of cardiac death if a person ate a handful of walnuts. And lastly, many other studies have shown that walnuts could reduce risks of stroke and blocked arteries. But what makes walnuts so healthy?

Healthy Properties in Walnuts

 Walnuts are healthy because of its numerous health properties. It contains plenty of omega-3 fatty acids and phytosterols. These healthy properties help reduce cholesterol and triglycerides. Walnuts also contain:

·        Vitamin E

·        All the B vitamins

·        Fibre

Walnuts are a great food source of your daily diet. You may wish to use them as a snack after dinner. To find out about the top foods that lower cholesterol, please visit ‘top foods that lower cholesterol’.

Summary

Overall, walnuts seem to be a very healthy choice than other nuts. Choose to snack on walnuts whenever you feel like and you will also win its benefits. I know I have plenty to chew in my lifetime.

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