Walnuts help prevent heart diseases

Walnuts help prevent heart diseases

A new clinical study shows that substituting walnuts for monounsaturated fat in a Mediterranean diet
improves, and even restores, endothelial function (the property of arteries to dilate in order to meet an increased demand of blood, for example due to physical exercise).

Walnuts have following beneficial effects to body.

1. Restore vascular elasticity, so vessels can dilate and contract easily.

2. Walnuts Reduce harmful cell adhesion molecules which are associated with the formation of atheroseclerotic plaques. (atherosclerosis causes narrowing and hardening of vessels, it leads decreased blood supply to specific organ and results in their disease for example if the organ is heart, atherosclerosis can cause heart attack.

these dual effects enhance the circulatory system, therefore aiding in the prevention of heart disease.

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