There has been a new research to found that eating just a handful of nuts per day provides immediate protection against the heart disease. The daily intake will provide permanent protection. Researches also show a significant improvement in the cholesterol levels and flexibility of the blood vessels, which is essential for a healthful blood flow, only 4 hours after people consumed nuts or nut oil.
We should all be including walnuts in our diets since the regular consumption protects against many types of cardiovascular disease as a result of their effect on serum cardiovascular risk factors.
“And just by consuming a handful of walnuts or walnut oil for a period of 4 days in a week you can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease,” said Dr. Penny Kris Etherton, who is a professor of nutrition at Penn State University in Pennsylvania.
This study is the first of this kind to identify the active constituents in walnuts which provide the greatest health benefits. In addition, by eating a mere 3 tablespoons (51 g) of walnut oil you could improve the condition of your blood vessels in just 4 hours.
The oil proved to be very beneficial for the endothelial cells– the cells which line the blood vessels and play a very important role in their flexibility
Pretty amazing discovery, isn’t it? The powerful medicinal properties of the simple raw foods that we are now re-discovering are SO mind-blowing. Sure it does remind me of that time the FDA claimed walnuts were “drugs”.