Walnuts for better health
Here’s another reason to include walnuts into your winter diet. A study has shown that for those at high risk of developing diabetes, walnuts lowered cholesterol and improved blood vessel cell wall function while also boosting overall quality of diet.
The study showed that eating walnuts results in a significant decrease in both ‘bad' and total cholesterol, as well as an improvement in blood vessel cell wall function, key for allowing oxygen and carbon dioxide to pass between the blood and body tissues. However, improved cholesterol levels were also seen in the group avoiding nuts, possibly due to the placebo effect. Walnuts are a rich source of essential fatty acids and vital vitamins and minerals such as folate and vitamin E.