Thursday, February 10, 2011


Walnuts are simply fabulous.

They're nutritious.

They're tasty.

They're versatile.

And they pack a punch when it comes to lowering your bad cholesterol.

Researchers have found that eating as little as 1 to 1.5 ounces of walnuts can lower total and LDL cholesterol levels. Lowering your LDL cholesterol reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Worried about calories due to the oil in walnuts?

Don't be. Eating walnuts as part of a well-balanced diet will not cause you to gain too much weight. Just make sure that your diet is well-balanced and within your calorie needs.

One smart way to control your calories would be to eliminate  or drastically reduce foods that contain trans fats or saturated fats and replace them with antioxidant-rich walnuts or walnut oil.


American Journal Clinical Nutrition

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