New research shows that eating a handful of nuts a day provides immediate protection against heart disease. Regular intake would provide permanent protection. Researchers also found a significant improvement in cholesterol levels and flexibility of blood vessels, which helps good blood flow, just 4 hours after people ate nuts or nut oil.
Research shows that regular consumption of walnuts can protect your from cardiovascular diseases.
“And only by consuming a handful of walnuts or walnut oil for four days in a week you can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease,” said Dr. Penny Kris Eterton, professor of nutrition at Penn State University in Pennsylvania.
This study is the first to identify the part of walnuts that provides the greatest health benefits. And only by eating three tablespoons (51 g) of walnut oil you can improve the condition of your blood vessels in 4 hours.
Walnut oil proved to be especially good for the integrity of endothelial cells. It is the cells that line the blood vessels and play an important role in their flexibility.