Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Featured great food of the week.
Several epidemiological studies have revealed that people who consume nuts regularly are less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease (CHD). Nuts were first linked to protection against CHD in 1993. Since then many clinical trials have found that consumption of various nuts such as almonds and walnuts can lower serum LDL cholesterol concentrations. Although nuts contain various substances thought to possess cardio protective effects, scientists believe that their Omega 3 fatty acids profile is at least in part responsible for the hypolipidemic response observed in clinical trials.