Some of the newest researches have found that eating just a handful of nuts per day provides the system with immediate protection against heart disease, while by regular intake of the amount, the protection is permanent. Studies also show that by eating a handful of nuts, after just 4 hours of consumption, a significant improvement in cholesterol levels and flexibility of blood vessels has been noted. Regular consumption of nuts protects the system from many types of cardiovascular diseases.
…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 Etherton, Professor of Nutrition at Penn State University in Pennsylvania. This study is the first of its kind to identify active constituents in walnuts that provide such health benefits. And by consuming only three tablespoons (51 g) of walnut oil you can improve the condition of your blood vessels in just 4 hours. The oil proved to be especially beneficial for the endothelial cells– the cells that line the blood vessels and play an important role in their flexibility. The powerful medicinal properties of raw foods are amazing, and they just show how so much of what we need for our overall well-being can be found in the most natural ingredients.