Researchers claim that walnuts reduce total cholesterol and also reduce the possibility of a heart attack. These fruits contain several types of important nutrients such as unsaturated fats, protein, vitamins and minerals.
Dr. Mike Falk from the Institute of Life Sciences, together with his colleagues, conducted a detailed review and meta-analysis of 61 controlled trials on the effectiveness of nuts.
The results show that they lower bad cholesterol and ApoB, the primary protein found in this cholesterol.
Dr. Falk said that we should consume at least two handfuls of nuts a day for a maximum effect.
In addition, the results showed that walnuts are best in reducing the risk of heart disease in people who suffer from type-2 diabetes.
Walnuts otherwise contain alpha-linolenic acid, which is the herbal version of omega 3 fatty acids, and are also rich in fiber and protein.