Walnuts are an excellent and reliable source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have an incomparably high benefit for maintaining the tone and health of the body – especially in comparison with the animal basis for their production. A small amount of walnuts consumed daily can significantly increase the tone of the body and reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, experts at the Penn Research Institute in the USA say. The fact is that the experts conducted their independent research in this regard and came to really interesting conclusions about how to properly use walnuts.
They compiled a one-month experiment on changing diet, selecting 45 subjects with varying degrees of obesity and an age of 30 to 65 years. Two weeks before the experiment, the subjects consumed an average American diet with 12% fatty acids of animal origin, so that all participants started the experiment under approximately equal conditions.
Then, for a month, they ate walnuts as the main source of omega-3, while combining them mainly with low-fat vegetable foods and a minimum of meat. After a month, scientists found that walnuts, in combination with this kind of diet, actually reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases of almost any type, and also preserve muscle tone of the heart for a longer time than previously thought – and this may point to a conceptually different approach to compiling your personal diet, despite the massive consumption of animal fats and not quite useful nutrients in the average diet.
Thus, the consumption of walnuts was the moment for which the study was conducted, which ultimately confirmed their status as the most safe and multifunctional plant food. However, as the scientists themselves indicate, they are interested in conducting several additional control studies, which may be most useful.