Are You Nuts?
You should be. Eating walnuts can help reduce the risk of heart disease.
July 9th, 2004
By Claudia Lopez : eCureMe Staff Writer
July 7th, 2004 : Physician Reviewed
The latest figures from the United States Center for Disease Control and
Prevention show that almost 1 million Americans die each year from diseases
related to cardiovascular disorders.
Cardiovascular problems occur when arteries get clogged and blood cannot run
properly through to the heart. A major contributor to this killer is the
consumption of fat based foods. The saturated fats, which appear in items
like onion rings, fried chicken and sticky buns, are the type that is harmful
and can cause serious problems with your heart.
Plant based fats that exist in high doses in the likes of Walnuts are now
thought to actually lessen the risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular
The United States Walnut foundation has actually filed a petition with the
United States Food and Drug Administration, asking them to back up the claims
that walnuts lowered the risk of heat disease. If you’d like to see
that form in it’s entirety, and if you do you’re a little nuts
yourself, please click here.
The omega three fatty acids, of which Walnuts are abundant of, are a great
protector of clogging that often occurs in cardiovascular disease.
In addition, it is now thought that a regular intake of walnuts can lower your
cholesterol levels as well.
Now I know some of you out there are on low fat diets and think that walnuts
have a high level of fat. While they do, the fat that walnuts contain is
actually a fighting agent for you.
In the studies done, none of the patients gained weight by taking in more
walnuts, and some even found the natural fats in the nuts helpful in
sticking to a normal diet. In fact, recent studies have also concluded that a
regular intake of nuts is a better way to fight weight loss then a diet
depleted of fats of all kinds.
This is again a reminder that, despite the best that science has to offer,
it is often nature with their natural fats and fibers that do the best job at
protecting you from infection.
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