Scientists discovered it. It feels like medicine if you eat a handful a day

Scientists from the University of Minnesota in the USA, after watching the diets of 3,300 people for over 25 years, revealed the miraculous benefits of walnuts.

A new study has reported that eating a handful of walnuts a day can lower your blood pressure, reduce weight gain and, in turn, reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

According to the news of the Daily Mail, walnut is the only nut containing alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid derivative, and since the fatty acid is associated with heart health, experts predict that walnuts can reduce diseases.
In the study, published in the journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, scientists analyzed data from 3,341 U.S. people who were about 45 years old.


In the 20th year, it did not go unnoticed that they were invited again for a health checkup, which measured activity levels and blood pressure, as well as body mass indexes. The results revealed that those who ate walnuts had lower blood pressure than those who did not eat nuts.

In the study, about 20 percent of those who ate walnuts had high blood pressure, while 22 percent of those who did not eat walnuts were reported to have high blood pressure. Scientists have also suggested that walnuts lead to lower weight gain and a better quality diet. They found that while the body mass index of those who did not eat nuts was 29.7 (overweight), 39 percent were also obese. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before following these recommendations.


Participants participated in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study conducted by the University of Alabama between 1985 and 2015.

They were initially interviewed about their diet and followed up at the 7th, 20th, and 25th years of the study. 340 people who ate walnuts consumed an average of 19 grams of nuts per day. These people were reported to be more likely to be female, white, and highly educated.


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