Scientists found that the regular consumption of walnuts reduces the level of «bad» cholesterol — the main predictor of cardiovascular diseases. The study showed that you can benefit from changing the diet, even after 70 years.
For several years, scientists have observed healthy elderly people aged 63 to 79 years living in Spain and the United States. One group of volunteers every day included approximately half a glass of walnuts (or two tablespoons of nut paste), and the second did not consume nuts. Observations were carried out for four years. conclusions
Scientists knew that nuts in general and walnuts in particular reduce the risks of cardiovascular diseases and strokes and decided to confirm these conclusions from the point of view of people’s health in the long run. The benefits of walnuts are explained by the fact that they are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids necessary for the proper operation of the cardiovascular system.
LDL particles are of different sizes. It is known that it is the fine dense particles more often associated with atherosclerosis, the authors explain, therefore changes in the concentration and composition of the LDL particles are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular diseases.
«Daily consumption of walnuts is an easy way to strengthen the health of the cardiovascular system. In addition, useful fats, as our observations showed, did not cause weight gain in our participants, «the authors concluded.
In another study, scientists conducted an experiment and rated the benefit of nuts, including walnuts, on the quality of sperm. It turned out that in just two weeks of a new diet
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