8 Snacks That Fight Heart Disease

8. Walnuts

After almonds, walnuts are the healthiest nuts to add to your heart-protective diet. These deliciously crunchy delights are brimming with heart-healthy nutrients, such as magnesium, antioxidants, potassium and vitamin E. But what really makes them a powerhouse of heart-healthy nutrition is their incredible density of omega-3 fatty acids.

All you need is a quarter-cup serving of walnuts to brim yourself them an astounding 95% of daily dosage requirement of omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega-3 fatty acids are powerful antiatherosclerotic, which basically mean that they are capable of reversing and preventing atherosclerosis, which is the consistent hardening and thickening of the arterial walls, caused by an excess of fatty deposits. In simpler words, omega-3 fatty acids are the good and healthy fats, and they work wonders at warding off and eliminating the dangerous atherosclerotic heart ailment.

Research reveals that walnuts aid in the reduction of bad or LDL cholesterol levels, prevent against excessive blood clotting, shield the body against inflammation and aid in maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.

Be sure to devour walnuts raw and without removing their skin, for their skin is brimming with essential nutrients.

It is ideal to consume one serving of walnuts at least four times a week, just a handful of these delights should be enough to brim you up with an incredible dose of heart-healthy omega-3s.


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