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Saturday, May 31, 2008

How walnut can lower your cholesterol level

Walnut tree often being viewed for its beauty. However, the true beauty of walnut trees is actually lies in its fruits; Walnut. there is no doubt that Walnut can add delicious flavor to your meal, but along with that, walnut have quiet a lot of health benefits.

Well, how can Walnut help us to lower our cholesterol level? There are couples ways Walnut can lower our cholesterol level.

  1. Omega-3. Walnuts are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which unfortunately that our body do not produce this type of fat. Walnut concentration of omega-3 is appoximately 90.8%. Omega-3 is effective in improving the ratio of HDL cholesterol (read: good cholesterol) and more to that Omega-3s can also reduce the LDL Cholesterol (read: Bad Cholesterol) capability to clogged the arteries.

  1. Monounsaturated Fat. Walnuts are a great source of monounsaturated fats too. Approximately 15% of fats in Walnuts is monounsaturated fat.

  2. Polyphenolic compounds. Walnuts are have polyphenolic compounds like ellagic and gallic acid, and they produce antioxidant activity that enough to cause free-radical damage to LDL cholesterol.

Now that we know how Walnut can lower our cholesterol level, a practical tip to include Walnut into our daily diet would be to have a handful of walnuts for at least 4 times a week.