Which nut is the healthiest in the fight against cardiovascular disease

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If you’re looking for a healthy snack, it might not hurt to snack on nuts every now and then when you get hungry between main meals. They are full of healthy fats and have been found to be one of the healthiest snacks you can eat.

Although we will never turn down almonds or cashews, there is one nut that is the healthiest of all, especially if you want to maintain good health in your middle and late years. It is a walnut, writes City magazine.

Namely, this is the new knowledge that researchers from the University of Minnesota have come to know. In their study published in the journal Nutrition, Metabolism, & Cardiovascular Diseases, the health status of 3,023 volunteers aged 18 to 30 years (at the beginning of the study) was analyzed over a period of twenty years. They were asked about their eating habits at the beginning of the study, after seven years and again after twenty years.

Analyzing the responses and the health status of the study participants, the researchers found that those who regularly ate walnuts were less exposed to heart disease than other volunteers. They were also more physically active and ate healthier than others.

Dr. Lynn M. Steffen, lead author of the study, noted that “the surprising, healthy changes in the overall dietary patterns of nut consumers suggest that nuts may act as a bridge to healthy eating and other healthy habits throughout life.”

“We generally stick to the healthy habits we learned at an early age as we get older. “If we’re used to reaching for a handful of walnuts for a snack, we’re likely to continue this pattern into adulthood, and then we’ll benefit especially from the nutrients in this food,” said dietician Selena Devris.

Devris explained that “walnuts contain omega-3s, which are anti-inflammatory fats associated with better heart health.” On top of that, “they also provide a healthy dose of fiber, which leads to more stable blood sugar levels.”

If you want to see these benefits for yourself, we recommend that you start by eating a few walnuts every day. You can combine them with dried cranberries and your favorite cereals or eat them without other foods. Whatever you choose, the benefits of consuming walnuts will not be lacking.


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