Nuts for NutsPosted by Admin on Jan Wed, 2012 in Dieting & Nutrition | 0 comments
Sprinkle some crushed walnuts on your salad this evening. Your heart will thank you for it.
When it comes to heart health benefits, raw or roasted walnuts rules!
Researchers from the University of Scranton have compared the amount of antioxidants called polyphenols in nine types of raw or roasted nuts and two types of nut butters. They also tested the effectiveness of the antioxidants in these nut, in regards to heart health via lab analysis. And aA clear winner emerged from the bunch: Mr. Walnut*, raw or roasted
Walnuts are loaded with the highest & most potent amount of polyphenols of all the nuts tested. Polyphenols are believed to reduce heart disease risk by lowering levels of blood cholesterol as well as improve blood flow, reduce inflammation believed to be linked to CVD (cardio-vascular disease. Plus they are high in good fats, and in moderate amounts, do not cause weight gain as traditionally believed.
Polyphenol Honorable Mention:
#2 Brazil nuts
#7 Macadamia nuts
* Journal Food & Function.