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WALNUTS MAY LOWER CHOLESTEROL

Posted: 07.6.2016
In a recent study, 245 overweight women were assigned to one of three diets; lower fat/higher carb; higher fat/lower carb; or higher fat/lower carb with the addition of one and a half ounces of walnuts a day. They also limited saturated fats, chose healthy carbs and exercised for one hour per day. All three groups lost about 15 lbs. in six months. However, the walnut group had the most beneficial changes in blood cholesterol which included a reduction in LDL (bad) cholesterol and a slight increase in HDL (good) cholesterol. Walnuts are rich in alpha-linolenic acid, a heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acid.

 

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