Magazine article Work & Family Life

Find Ways to Work Walnuts into Your Diet

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Find Ways to Work Walnuts into Your Diet

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Walnuts are one of the most thoroughly studied tree nuts for their health benefits. They've been found to improve cholesterol levels and help prevent heart disease. They are the only nut with a significant amount of the plant version of omega-3 fatty acids.

Clinical trials have shown that people who eat more nuts have a lower risk of developing diabetes, says Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, director of the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at Tufts University.

Research by Frank B. Hu, MD, PhD, of Harvard adds to the evidence. His study of 138,000 women found that those who consumed at least eight ounces of walnuts a month were 24 percent less likely to develop diabetes compared to those who ate no walnuts.

Here are some ideas from the Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter for ways to work more walnuts into your diet:

ADD THEM to salads instead of croutons. …

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