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How are walnuts good for you?

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Studies have shown that eating walnuts can help lower your cholesterol and ease the type of inflammation that leads to heart disease. They also may help lower your chances of a blood clot that could cause a heart attack. Two large studies found that 5 servings of nuts a week can reduce your risk of heart disease by as much as 50%.

And early studies show that walnuts may cut your odds of some types of cancer, but more research is needed to know for sure.

From: Health Benefits of Walnuts WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

University of California, Davis: “Walnuts in California.”

California Walnut Commission: “Walnut Industry - History,” “To Understand Walnut Flavor, Get Under the Skin.”

Harvard Medical School: “Health Benefits of Walnuts,” “How to Eat Nuts the Healthy Way.”

American Institute for Cancer Research: “Walnuts.”

Mayo Clinic: “Nuts and Your Heart: Eating Nuts for Heart Health,” “Folate (Folic Acid).”

Cleveland Clinic: “Nutrition: Nuts & Heart Health.”

U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service: “Basic Report:  12155, Nuts, Walnuts, English.”

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: “Calcium,” “Iron,” “Potassium,” “Magnesium.”

Michigan State University Extension: “Preserving Fresh Walnuts to Maintain Nutritional Content.”

The University of Manchester: “Allergy information for: Walnut (Juglans Regia).”

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on August 15, 2019

SOURCES:

University of California, Davis: “Walnuts in California.”

California Walnut Commission: “Walnut Industry - History,” “To Understand Walnut Flavor, Get Under the Skin.”

Harvard Medical School: “Health Benefits of Walnuts,” “How to Eat Nuts the Healthy Way.”

American Institute for Cancer Research: “Walnuts.”

Mayo Clinic: “Nuts and Your Heart: Eating Nuts for Heart Health,” “Folate (Folic Acid).”

Cleveland Clinic: “Nutrition: Nuts & Heart Health.”

U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service: “Basic Report:  12155, Nuts, Walnuts, English.”

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: “Calcium,” “Iron,” “Potassium,” “Magnesium.”

Michigan State University Extension: “Preserving Fresh Walnuts to Maintain Nutritional Content.”

The University of Manchester: “Allergy information for: Walnut (Juglans Regia).”

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on August 15, 2019

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