DR LA PUMA’S FREE NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to Dr La Puma’s Free newsletter for updates, insights, recipes and featured products.

Simply add your email below and a confirmation email will be sent to you...


Get a FREE Download of Cooking the RealAge Way recipes when you sign up now!


TOOLS & RESOURCES

Free Healthy Recipes

Chef MD

Quizzes

REFUEL

Healthy Bytes

Search
Generic filters
Exact matches only
Filter by Custom Post Type

Walnuts Lower Cholesterol and the FDA Approves the Science and the Claim

By DrLaPuma 13 years agoNo Comments
Home  /  Wellness and Mental Health  /  Walnuts Lower Cholesterol and the FDA Approves the Science and the Claim
Dr John La Puma

In an 8-week, open, crossover trial of walnuts versus olive oil, walnuts win, hands down. It’s one of the first studies that use a whole food (not an isolated nutrient) to lower cholesterol, especially LDL (read, Lousy) cholesterol. Start your own cholesterol lowering program, using food as medicine too.

The FDA now allows walnut advertising for preventing heart disease. No question–nuts are good medicine. In the walnut diet, people ate 1.4 to 2.3 ounces daily (40-65 g or 8-13 whole, raw walnuts) instead of the equivalent number of calories in olive oil. Their total cholesterol dropped 4% and LDL cholesterol dropped 6% compared with the control Mediterranean diet.

What’s new is the measurement of arterial dilation–how elastic the inside lining of an artery became after eating walnuts instead of olive oil. Remarkable!

Why do walnuts work? More than any other tree nut, they have a high content of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid. Plus, L-arginine, folic acid, fiber and gamma-tocopherol which appear to help prevent atherosclerosis.

Search for nut recipes free here for members.

Category:
  Wellness and Mental Health
this post was shared 0 times
 000
CLOSE
CLOSE
Top
X

Forgot Password?

Join Us

Password Reset
Please enter your e-mail address. You will receive a new password via e-mail.